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.
I love this image of God’s abundant provision. There is a heart of gratitude reflected here, one who enjoys what God the Father provides to God’s children. I am grateful today as well, for many things, especially our older daughter’s graduation from college. She will receive her bachelor of science in biology a bit later today and I couldn’t be prouder.
Victoria has had to overcome many obstacles along the way. There were times when she was tempted to quit. She would come to me in tears, doubting her abilities, contemplating leaving school or at least choosing an easier major than biology. But she loves science, particularly the laboratory, and in the end she finished strong. My heart is full. Full of love for my daughter and full of gratitude to God for carrying her to the finish line.
Thank you Lord. Thank you. Thank you. Amen.