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When your land was thirsty, you sent showers to refresh it (Psalm 68:9, CEV).

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Refreshing Showers — photo by David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is thirst.

Yesterday, I read about a scientific report that indicated a severe drought over a large region can cause the earth to wobble on its axis. It seems the earth gets tipsy when the land hasn’t had enough to drink.

As urban dwellers many of us have lost our connection with the land, but farmers know the value of adequate rain in the right season. Our food supply depends on it. To put it simply, water is life.

In a very real sense God not only quenches our thirst; He also quenches the thirsty land. We see this truth reflected in the Psalms.

When your land was thirsty, you sent showers to refresh it (Psalm 68:9, CEV).

We can be thankful for the showers God sends our way. Without them this wobbly world would quickly become a place of desperate hunger.

Response: LORD God, I am wonderful at complaining about the weather, rather than being thankful for it. You sustain life on this planet. I want to be thankful for how you provide. Amen.

Your Turn: Do you gripe about the weather? (Who doesn’t?) Do you want a more positive attitude?