Sunday, May 27, 2012

Earth is Satisfied

 10He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
 11They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
 12By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
 13He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 

Earth is Satisfied

What an amazing picture--the earth is satisfied!  Can you not see the picture the psalmist paints? God, who created this glorious earth without the corruption of sin, watched in horror as the sin of man spread its dark poison throughout the entire earth. Was God undone? Was His creation beyond repair?

Of course not! Even in its fallen state, God orders the natural realm of this earth. You can just see Him sending springs into the valley, causing water to run among the hills, giving drink to every beast of the field. Even the birds in the sky rest among the branches of the trees, watered by this same lovely spring. All the while, God watches the hills and valleys from His chambers and sees that the earth is satisfied.

We cannot begin to comprehend the glories of our dear Lord and Savior. Creation was not an end, it was a beginning. It is beyond the scope of our powers of understanding to imagine God so deeply involved with all of the creatures and plant life of this earth, maintaining control of man as well.

I must confess that though I know these things, it is still hard to comprehend God having such ordered control of my life that I do not need to worry. It is so much easier, so it seems, to heap the worries and concerns on my shoulders, as if I really had control. Most of the things we worry about are things we cannot control--yet God can.

Daily I must fall before the Lord, ask Him for His grace to live this day in a manner pleasing to Him, and trust Him to order and control the events that seemingly swirl around me in a haphazard manner.

The Lord Jesus Christ certainly understood our propensity for worry. Sitting on the hillside instructing the people, Jesus addressed the subject of worry.
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:31-34, New King James Version)
As you go about the duties of this day, think about the lovely, serene picture painted by the psalmist in Psalm 104, and be reminded that, as Christians, we need not worry. For God, who created this world, can certainly order the simple events of our lives.

The earth is satisfied, and so should we be satisfied as well!

God Bless You,

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