June 22, 2020 Daily Devotional

Psalm 36 moves us from a description of humanity's wickedness to the

good news of God’s love. The Psalmist begins with a description of people

who do not reject evil, to an image of an abundant feast. Verses 7- 9 read,


"How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance of your house,

and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.”


The image of this feast reminds me of Jan Richardson's poem:


"And the Table Will Be Wide"...

And the table

will be wide.

And the welcome

will be wide.

And the arms

will open wide

to gather us in.

And our hearts

will open wide

to receive.

And we will come

as children who trust

there is enough.

And we will come

unhindered and free.

And our aching

will be met

with bread.

And our sorrow

will be met

with wine.

And we will open our hands

to the feast

without shame.

And we will turn

toward each other

without fear.

And we will give up

our appetite

for despair.

And we will taste

and know

of delight.

And we will become

bread

for a hungering world.

And we will become

drink

for those who thirst.

And the blessed

will become the

blessing.

And everywhere

will be the feast.

– Jan Richardson

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