The river of God is full of water;
you prepare grain for your people,
for so you provide for the earth.
You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges;
you soften the ground with showers and bless its increase (Psalm 65 v 9-10)
Sunday 9th May was Rogation Sunday, a day to be thankful for the earth that God created, in which we can grow food and marvel at the diverse wildlife it contains. The verse above tells us that God provides everything necessary for the sustaining of life.
As human beings we are so often concerned with the future - what we will have, how we will get it, and how happy it will make us. The truth is that God is in the here and now - the present moment you are living. If we are so concerned with tomorrow, we will miss the great blessings of today!
Little wonder that the Bible reminds us that even the birds of the air flourish and thrive with no concern for their future providence!
Living in the present, knowing that God has given you all you need for today brings freedom and peace. Tomorrow will take care of itself. God will be there too.