So the Psalmist didn't have a squash vine in mind when they wrote this Psalm about a vine, it was a grape vine instead, but I think it fits. As the days are growing colder and filled with less sunlight, I'm anxiously waiting to see if these beautiful squash are going to fully ripen. They're just about there. I want God to tend this vine and preserve what has been planted so that we may enjoy its fruitfulness just as I want God to preserve and protect my life and those around me so that everyone may also enjoy their fruitfulness. May you feel the God of hosts look down from heaven upon you this day preserving and protecting your life.
Psalms in the world ... Psalm 80
Psalms in the world ... Psalm 25
Finding an image or place for this Psalm today was kind of tough. The air outside, while better than some places in California, Oregon, Washington or Colorado (a few hot spots for fires) is still enough to make you choke. And then I stopped and looked up ...
One of the tragedies involved in all of the devastating fires that rarely gets mentioned is the destruction of all the trees. This is not meant to be an environmental comment but rather just one of reflection that something that has taken 200 plus years to grow is gone in an instant.
As we consider the "greatness" of God this Psalmist declares, may we look up and remember the beauty of the trees which stand towering above us all.
Psalms in the world ... Psalm 145