Psalm 85:6 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.
It is the season when we celebrate Harvest, and we have just had our Harvest Service and seen a lovely display of some of the fruit and vegetables the land produces.
When you consider the wonders of God’s creation, it really is quite breath-taking:
A tiny apple seed can produce a large tree with a bumper crop of its own apples.
A small acorn can become a giant oak.
The huge range of fruit and vegetables which come in a myriad of colours and an amazing variety of shapes and sizes.
The seasons which God has ordained for crops to be planted, watered and harvested.
The incredible beauty of all the landscapes on this earth:
Arctic tundra, majestic waterfalls, arid savannah and desert regions, towering mountain ranges, tropical rainforests, deciduous woodland.
And all of this came about when God spoke! He said the word, and it came into being - from nothing!
But remember that God’s most wondrous creation is you and me. Not just our incredibly wonderful and complex bodies, for one day they will die and decay, but rather the new creation He has made of us.
The world we see around us is beautiful, but God just spoke it into being, and one day it will be no more. The new creation the New Testament speaks of cost God His Son, and His Son paid with His life and blood to give us new life – and eternal life.
So at this Harvest time, we can give thanks for all the good things God gives us in this life, but our greatest praise and worship is to the One who has brought us from spiritual death to eternal life – a life we will spend with our glorious Lord and Creator.