Posted: Monday, March 20
Verse of the day:
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1)
This is a Psalm of David when he was in the Desert of Judah.
Have you ever noticed that no matter where you go, you can see the evidence of God all around you? When you go for a walk, in spite of all the business, traffic and noise around you, you see something as simple as a squirrel running around going about his daily routine. You hear the birds singing—oblivious to what concerns you—makes you think of all of the marvelous creatures and landscapes created by God—and then there is that scripture that reminds us that none of them concern themselves about tomorrow. Because, even though they are not conscious of it, (at least in the way we think of it), God is suppling their daily needs, no matter what they may, knowingly or otherwise, face throughout their day.
When you are driving down the highway, and you look all around you and see the ever changing landscapes displaying their beauty, does it make you think of the God who made this incredible earth? Or are you just caught up in the routine?
Here was David in the desert, devoid of the things I just mentioned; and yet his first thoughts were of God: he says, “My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water”.
In thinking of his physical thirst in this dry and parched desert, it leads him to think of his dry and parched soul thirsting for God. He sees God in the sanctuary, beholding His power and glory causing his soul to burst in praise: “Your love is better than life”. When in his bed, he thinks of God throughout the watches of the night and sings in the shadow of God's wings.
The 63rd Psalm is such a glorious testimony and reminder of a life so filled with the praises to God that everything around David constantly comes to life reminding him of God's love, protection, and help!