Dear brothers and sisters,
Jesus Christ related Psalm 23 to Himself - see John 10. He is our Good Shepherd who gives His life for us, sacrificing Himself to save us and give us a full life if we let Him lead us. "Refreshing" comes before "leading." First, we are allowed to receive, and then to be on the way with Jesus as the bestowed, and to pass on the good. God promised Abraham: I will bless you, and you shall be a blessing. Through Jesus, we are included in this line of promise. Therefore, let us always seek communion with God anew and be refreshed by Him. This fills our lives with strength for the tasks that stand before us.