Scripture: Psalm 65
Key verse 11: You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.
Reflection: In Psalm 65, images of God’s abundance abound. It is a psalm of thanksgiving for the bounty of the earth. Mountains stand strong; seas roar and foam; morning and evening are full of joy. God “visits the earth and water(s) it,” and new life results. There is harvest, and grain, and joyful overflowing of pastures and meadows. Even valleys are decked with growth.
I love the image in verse 11, of wagon tracks overflowing with richness. I picture a harvest cart so full of gathered grain and crops that they roll off the cart onto the path. Imagine the joy of children and others, discovering left-behind fruit and food, ripe for gathering. There is plenty to share, and it is given freely. I recently read this line, “Where God goes, richness abounds.” Those who stumble upon the abundance of God’s grace are rich indeed.
I wonder where God is producing fruit around you? Are your eyes open to God’s bounty overflowing in the wagon tracks of your life? With whom can you share it?
Prayer: Lord your grace overflows. You provide abundantly all that I need. Teach me to recognize the richness of your world around me, and all your gifts to me. Teach me to share them with others. Through Christ the Lord, I pray. Amen.
Author: Julie Hester
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].