Psalm 65: 9 You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. 10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. 11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness. 12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, 13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.
This is such a beautiful passage celebrating the glory of God’s creation. I particularly like v.13 “the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain”. Can’t you just picture that in your mind’s eye?
As long as there have been human beings there has been worship of creation, and how could there not be? The stars, the lands, the trees, the seas, there is so much to so and enjoy. Yet the psalmist reminds us that we ought not worship the creation itself, but the Creator. s
Lord God, we marvel at the work of your hands, Give us grace to see your fingerprints on all things, and teach us to steward it well. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.