Whether at the beginning or the end – may there be blessings in the day

“May there be abundance of grain in the land; may it wave on the tops of the mountains; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field.” (Psalms 72:16)

I am a sucker for sunsets, so when I saw this picture of a grain field illuminated by the sunset, I just had to use it. I am sure there are those for who have a greater appreciation for a sunrise. And I suppose it is just as likely that it could be a sunrise.

But at sunset, one knows the day is done. Labor and toil are set aside, knowing that one had done a good’s days work. The fruits of one’s labors visible before you. One is assured that one’s needs have been met. The world is at peace, at least for a time.

Sunrise, on the other hand, is at the beginning of the day, and a hard day’s labor it may be. What the day will bring is unknown, and the worker is tasked with proving his or her worth. There is still the question as to whether one will what she or he needs for this day. And whether or not it will be a day of peace.

It is, however, a personal choice as to which is a better time for meditation and contemplation; the beginning or the end of a day. I prefer the end of the day. Another person might like the beginning.

But whether it is the beginning or end, the bestowing of blessings is always a good thing. Sufficiency of harvest, a safe place to dwell, and good companionship; these are some of the essentials of life. May you seeker be blessed with these things, and may you work to assure this blessing for others. Selah!

About Carole Boshart

I have blog called "Pondering From the Pacific" and it is based on my reflections on the world - sometimes religious/spiritual, and sometimes not so much. Some days roll along smoothly and some days are like rocky shale. But always I cling to my faith . . . . and my sense of humor!

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