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SATURDAY, November 26
Psalm 104:10-15 You send the springs into the valleys; they flow between the mountains. All the beasts of the field drink their fill from them, and the wild asses quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the air make their nests and sing among the branches. You water the mountains from your dwelling on high; the earth is fully satisfied by the fruit of your works. You make grass grow for flocks and herds and plants to serve mankind; that they may bring forth food from the earth, and wine to gladden our hearts.
American author Stephen Crane once wrote a novelette entitled The Open Boat. It’s the story of a ship’s crew lost at sea and fighting desperately against the overwhelming machine of the ocean tides.
The psalms have all the attributes of great ancient poetry. There’s the humble acknowledgement of human frailty and the overwhelming grandeur and mystery of the created world. And there is the recognition that above it all is the supreme providence of the Divine. All things are dependent on God: the inanimate world, the animal kingdom, and the human family. Nothing can exist without God’s hand.
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