Pleasures from Your hand in this life, O God, are plenty.
Pleasures from Your hand in this life, O God, are plenty: pleasures of the eye and ear, pleasures that we can taste and touch and smell, aromas that generate wonderful memories; pleasures also of the imagination, that lift our hearts and engage our minds; and pleasures of the Spirit, which nurture our souls beyond human comprehension. O God, to whom can we run, to whom can we cling, when we find ourselves in a dry and thirsty land? Only You are the bread of life; only You are the source of living water that satiates our souls. Fill us up this day, O Lord, not simply with pleasures that please the flesh and engage the mind, but with what our souls crave from Your gracious hand. Amen.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps