by Becky of GoodNeighborsCandle

For this Monday Devotional I have chosen verses that speak of God’s revelation of His amazing artistry, power and care for us through nature. As one who lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, I am surrounded by rolling hills and fields that produce abundant crops of wheat and corn. Watching them ripen and come to harvest reminds me of these verses from Psalm 65:

The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders;
where morning dawns, where evening fades,
you call forth songs of joy.
You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.

This Summer has been hot. The corn loves that. There have been days where you would have thought you could hear it growing. However, for a while the leaves were curling from lack of water and we were concerned about our neighbors who depend on these crops to feed their families. But, just in time the rains came and we have enjoyed the beautiful juicy ears of corn that grew to maturity.
God does this for us. The Psalmist was aware of this and said it so poetically.

You drench its furrows and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance. 

The grasslands of the wilderness overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness. 

The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.
by Becky of GoodNeighborsCandle 

Thanks so much to Becky for stepping right up and filling in for us this week doing the Monday Devotion.  We love Guest Bloggers! If you are a CAST Team member who is interested in writing a post for us, contact Sue at SueRunyonDesigns.

Comments (13)

On August 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM , ZudaGay said...

Thank you Becky! What a lovely devo!

On August 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Tricia said...

Wonderful devotion for the Creator of all the beauty surrounding us daily!

On August 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Monika said...

A beautiful Song of God's greatness, thank you Becky...♥

On August 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM , Sherri Ward said...

Loved this post, what a wonderful Father we have! And lovely items!

On August 22, 2011 at 12:36 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Becky - this is so beautiful. Thank you so much.


On August 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM , Shelinwa said...

beautiful just waht I needed this Monday morning!! thank you!!

On August 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Sue Runyon said...

Great post, Becky. Thanks so much!

On August 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM , (Ri)Charmed said...

I use to work at High Point Camp, out in your neck of the woods. I have the best memories there (and at Shady Maple)!
I love how God uses the growing process to illustrate His truths.

On August 22, 2011 at 5:07 PM , Sheila said...

I am always in awe of the beautiful countryside here in PA. Thanks for reminding us that it is all provided by our wonderful Lord!

On August 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM , Angels and Everlastings said...

I enjoyed reading this and the pictures are great!

On August 22, 2011 at 9:31 PM , Crafty Mommas said...

beautiful Becky, thanks for writing this up :-)

On August 26, 2011 at 7:47 AM , bananaorangeapple said...

I love this psalm, thanks Becky.

On August 29, 2011 at 12:04 AM , Ornate Treasures said...

Really enjoyed this blog and devotional! Thanks Becky! :o)