Thanksgivings

I have a little catching up to do….

Two weeks ago, my husband and I went to a supper put on by a group of farmers on Petit Jean Mountain.  They are working VERY hard to bring non-industrial foods to our local farmer’s market.  You can find out more about them here – Petit Jean Farm .

We had a delightful day hiking in Petit Jean State Park, visited the Mid-America Museum of Automobiles, and then joined a wonderful group of farmers and their friends for supper.

I looked for a thanksgiving psalm to include and came to Psalm 65.  It so well expresses the satisfaction we find in God and His care for us.  I have bolded some of the phrases that almost make me hold my breath for their wonder:

There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God,

and to You the vow will be performed.

O You who hear prayer, to You all men come.

Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You forgive them.

How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You, to dwell in your courts.

We will be satisfied with the goodness of your house, Your holy temple.

By awesome deeds you answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation,

You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea;

Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;

Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves,

And the tumult of the peoples.

They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of your signs;

You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.

You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;

You greatly enrich it;

The stream of God is full of water;

You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.

You water its furrows abundantly,

You settle its ridges,

You soften it with showers,

You bless its growth.

You have crowned the year with your bounty,

And Your paths drip with fatness.

The pastures of the wilderness drip,

And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing.

The meadows are clothed with flocks and the valleys are covered with grain;

They shout for joy, yes, they sing.

 

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