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