|Pastureland in Friesland|
The song we spent the most time on that evening was "The Lord is My Shepherd Forever". He sang a version of it in Tigrinya for us that he grew up singing. It was so beautiful! After talking about the song for a while we read a footnote in the Recovery Version of the Bible that really surprised me. It links "surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life" with 2 Corinthians 13:14, saying that goodness refers to the grace of Christ, mercy (or lovingkindness in this version) to the love of the Father, and follow implies the fellowship of the Spirit...it's the Triune God! I love seeing Him hidden (and revealed) in the Word this way. He is so rich and He is following us! It was definitely an enjoyable home meeting.
(The footnote isn't online, so here is a link to the life-study message with the same content.)