Throughout Scripture God is likened to a shepherd and his people are likened to sheep. Of all the animals God could compare us to it’s fitting that he chose sheep. They are not very smart, they are prone to wander and they cannot survive on their own. God is the good shepherd who takes care of his sheep with great compassion. This message draws much from the classic book A Shepherd’s Look at Psalm 23 by Philip Keller. The author was a shepherd for about a decade in East Africa so his insights into the psalm are profound. Psalm 23 is medicine for the anxious soul. It remind us that God has chosen to take responsibility for us. Knowing God’s presence is with us at all times dissolves fear.