Psalm 126:3-4 – The LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced. Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
The Negeb or Negev is a desert region of southern Israel. With an average annual rainfall of about eight inches, this is a dry, desolate region of the world. As I am typing this, it is raining outside my Memphis home, and the image of life-giving water flowing through a desert is moving.
Life-giving God, help us to fully appreciate the abundance you offer us in everything, even something as simple as a glass of water. Amen.