Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life and in your light we see light. Psalm 36:5 – 9
We just spent a wonderful few days with Scott and Emily in Nashville. And while I was there, I was working on a devotion using these verses. They seemed to sum up all I was feeling about the goodness of God and His great love for us. I was really struggling with trying to find just the right words to give it justice and express my thoughts about our amazing God, when Scott reminded me of an important truth with these words: “Mom, you don’t have to do that. This is one of those passages that can just speak for itself. You can write a few of your thoughts if you like, but this is one that simply needs no explanation!” What a humbling thought! How could I even think I could add in some eloquent way to what God has given us Himself.
How true that this verse from Psalm 36 says it all. It needs nothing more. I am truly grateful for His love, for His faithfulness to us by keeping us in His care, for the opportunities to feast on His goodness and for Him “giving us drink from His river of delights”. How these beautiful words can soothe our spirits and bring comfort to our hearts. How priceless is His unfailing love!
Dear God, we are so humbled by your love and goodness to us. Thank you for the simple things in life that we so often take for granted, like spending time with family. May we always be mindful of the blessings you give. Amen