In Psalm 126 the people have returned from exile. For this they praise God joyfully. But a hard reality also faces them. No one was there the year before to plant crops and to store up grain. In the midst of a joyous return they face a food crisis.
The people of Israel have just experienced the miracle of being freed from slavery. They have seen God’s great power at work in their lives. So they turn their prayers to the need at hand. They pray for food and a good harvest and are confident that their God will respond with a good harvest. They have faith in His future blessings.
In our world today, many also have a hunger – a spiritual hunger. During the time of Advent. as we draw nearer to Christmas, people are more aware of Christ and faith. We have the food that the lost need. We can offer them the great news of Jesus Christ – a morsel that always satisfies. We are called to share what we have. When we give away our faith, strangely enough it grows in us too. Bless another today with the gift of faith.
Scripture reference: Psalm 126