Got up early this springtime morning in the middle of this coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis to have my daily devotions (I call my devotional time “coffee with the Lord). I felt a little down… But got my Bible, a good cup of coffee, and as part of my Bible reading I read Psalm 65… after I finished it, I gave it this title… “A Springtime Song of Worship!”
Is that title appropriate? See what you think…
“What mighty praise, O God, belongs to you!
We will fulfill our vows to you, for you answer our prayers.
All of us come to you.
Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, you forgive them all.
What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts.
You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth.
You formed the mountains by your power and armed yourself with mighty strength.
You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves.
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy!
“You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile.
You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops.
You crown the year with a bountiful harvest.
The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. they all shout and sing for joy!”
(From Psalm 65 New Living Translation)
Hey, I looked outside… It’s a beautiful day out there! I made the word of this wonderful Psalm “my springtime son of worship.” … Regardless of the circumstances in our day! Our Creator God and Savior is worthy of our praise!