Jeremiah 23:1-6. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Ps 22(23). Ephesians 2:13-18. Mark 6:30-34.

Dwell in the house of the Lord

The psalm and Gospel reading today have a beautiful symmetry. On Sundays we rest. Jesus told the disciples to ‘come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest’. He offers us the same. The psalm fills our hearts with God’s promises. There is nothing to fear, nothing to be concerned about. We are loved and cared for. Rest a while today in this embrace. Dwell in the house of the Lord your whole life long.