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Selah


I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord

In the land of the living.

Do you? I felt so strongly about this verse last week that I had to share it again this week. Last week I shared a picture of my table set for a meal shared with my mother-in-law and father-in-law when they were visiting at this time last year. It was a sweet time for us to all be together and as it turns out the last time we will all be together because my father-in-law passed away last week.

I posted that particular picture with that particular verse because I wanted to show how I see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living.

Every time we share a meal with loved ones, every time we smile at a baby, every time we show patience when we have little of it, every time we hold out a hand to help some one in need, every time we hear a beautiful and moving piece of music…and we don’t even have to be directly involved…when we see lovers embrace, when we see people greeting one another at an airport or a restaurant…I once saw a mother and grown daughter get off the subway together and hug each other before going off in different directions.

Choirs of angels may sing, those who are very ill may be miraculously healed, Jesus himself may walk on water but, let’s face it, we will probably not see or hear those things in the land of the living.

The verse says, “I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord…” It doesn’t say I shall see…So, even if you can’t see it, even if your eyes or your heart are broken or heavy, even if you are walking through a darkened valley, all you have to do is believe that you will see it…all you need is faith that His bounty is here, in the land of the living…where we are.

So….A two-fold challenge you this week is to look for the bounty of the Lord as you go about your days. And to remember that you, that we, are a bounty of the Lord, so if you can’t find it..be it.


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5 thoughts on “Selah

  1. I love your reminder words because I often do go about my day without noticing or saying thanks for the bounty. I love the days when His bounty grabs the mind; sometimes out of the blue, but it so tugs at the heart.
    Your words made me so sad for you guys. Condolences to your husband who lost a Dad, to his mother who lost her spouse of probably many years, to your children who lost a grandfather, and to all his children and those who knew and loved him. Prayers as they go through the healing process.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. What a lovely post today, even when you are grieving.

  3. Very sorry to hear about the loss in your family. I will pray for your family during this time. Thank you so much for reminding us to see the wonders and bounty of the Lord every day.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful post and such an important reminder to look for the blessings and believe we are receiving them. Truly we experience SO MUCH bounty here in the land of the living, whether we feel it in each moment or not. May we see the bounty and may we always be grateful to God for it.

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