Scarcity Brings Much Gratitude
Wednesday, July 12 € Israel is a luxuriant vine whose fruit matches its growth. The more abundant his fruit, the more altars he built; The more productive his land, the more sacred pillars he set up. Hosea 10: 1
We so easily forget the long list of things we have been given, things we could never have procured on our own. Add a dash of adversity to the mixture, and everything changes. A bout of fever brings great gratitude for a glass of water, the loss of a dear friend puts the smallest kindness in high relief and nothing so much as a drought raises our appreciation for the gift of rainfall.
In times of plenty, Lord, may I turn to you with thanks and praise.
Hosea 10: 1-3 , 7-8, 12 Psalm 105:2-7 0 Matthew 10:1-7