Psalm 65

[9] You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
for so you have prepared it.
[10] You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
[11] You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
[12] The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
[13] the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.

Psalm 65:9-13, ESV

With fall on its way (even if it doesn’t feel like it) the harvest season is also on its way, and when you live in an area with a lot of farms, the signs of the harvest are everywhere to be seen. Combines move through the fields and also from field to field. If you’re in a hurry, it might not be your favorite season, but if we are open to the beauty of the season, it can become your favorite season. Harvest is a reminder of God’s faithful provision. And God’s provision reminds us of all that God has done for us–not just by providing physically but also as the God of our salvation. Yeah, maybe the trip to town takes a little longer when you’re traveling behind a large piece of farm equipment or a wagon filled to overflowing, but instead of getting frustrated, what if we took the moment to be grateful–remembering how God has provided and how God saves? What if our voices joined the meadows and the valleys to “shout and sing together for joy?” How has God blessed you today? How can you praise Him?

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