Psalms 65: What If It Is a Miracle?
Psalms 65 reminded me of something I was writing about the other day. You might remember I wrote about miracles and God being involved in the earth He created. I provided you with a quote from GK Chesterton that asked if we can tell without a shadow of a doubt that that every little thing that happens around us is not a direct miracle from God.
David seems to have felt the same way. He certainly believed in a God who was active in the world and was willing to interact with creation.
Psa 65:9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
Psa 65:10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
Psa 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
I like how the word visit is used. I like how that definitely implies presence. It is hard to visit something if you are not involved with it. Similarly, David is talking about God preparing the corn. This is along the lines of what Chesterton said.
Maybe God is so involved that He makes every individual ear of corn grow. Maybe He is individually crafting every piece. I know that this might sound a little bit unbelievable or over-the-top, but it is hard to deny the possibility that an all-powerful God would be able to do something like this and be involved on this type of intricate level.
What are the implications of a God who is this involved?
Well, I think that it shows love. It shows that He cares about creation. He doesn’t just sit back and say, “I am not going to help you anymore.” He is involved in our lives even though we might not recognize it.