Psalm 104 (Psalms on the Trail)

Psalm 104

“All look to you to give them food in due season.

You give it to them; they gather it;

you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.”  Psalm 104:27-28

Oh, how I love this whole psalm and have had a hard time choosing a verse (or two)….

Since I must choose, the words above would be good to teach our children and grandchildren.  Where does our food come from?  A refrigerator?  A grocery store?  A farmer’s market?  A home garden?  A mother’s breast? Can you trace its source from the store, back to the farm and farmer, back to the seed, back to the soil and the water and sun?  Yes, back to God? What does a heron eat?  A cow? A dog? A bear?  How do they find their food?  What food fills us with good things and what food is not good for our bodies? How much food do we need for it to be enough?  How do we share food?   Why do people eat together?   What food do we receive in church?  What good things does this food have in it?

Keep adding to this list of questions about food.  And don’t forget to thank God for your food with those who are sharing the meal with you. Today I’ll be eating with my grandchildren.  I’m looking forward to some food conversations.


1. Take this verse with you and ponder its meaning for you throughout the day.  What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

2. Or read all of Psalm 104.  This is a wonderful psalm with much to teach us.

3. Or comment with a photo of your own that is a window of this verse’s meaning for you.

Tomorrow’s psalm will be Psalm 105:4-5,41.

Starting January 1, 2016, for 150 days I am posting a daily psalm verse with a photo that is a visual meditation on the text for me.  Each day a verse from the next psalm is chosen until all 150 psalms have been featured.   To participate you may subscribe to my blog at or “friend” me on Facebook and watch for the daily links to blog posts.  Disclaimer:  I am not a photographer and most of the photos are from a cell phone or small camera while hiking the Appalachian Trail or the C&O Canal/Great Allegheny Passage Trail.


  1. Enjoy the conversation. 🍽