>Established Mountains & Watered Earth – Psalm 65

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A sliver of moon glimmers in the bright blue above Rocky Mountain National Park. Long’s Peak catches the morning sun while shadows lie over the meadow.
By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas;
the one who by his strength established the mountains…
Psalm 65:5-6a

What an appropriate reading this morning while mountain memories are fresh in my mind!

Mountains always draw my thoughts upward to their Creator. I don’t understand how anyone can view mountains and not believe in a Creator God.

As we drove through the wheat fields of Colorado, deep blue mountains materialized on the western horizon. We saw spacious skies, amber waves of grain, and purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain. Truly, God has shed his grace on America!

You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
you water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.
Psalm 65:9-10

God provides the grain and blesses its growth. He waters the earth through rainbow-crowned irrigation jets, sudden mountain showers, and tumbling cataracts from melting mountain snow.

The river of God’s goodness is full of water.

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!

The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,
the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
the shout and sing together for joy.
Psalm 65:4, 12-13
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