"In Feast or Fallow"

Okay, so I’m admitting I’ve been a failure of blogging lately. Seriously, I know you’re sick of hearing about how I’m uncomfortably pregnant/scared of giving birth/learning something important about suffering. (See proof here, here and here. Good grief, lady.) So I’ll shut up about it now and move on to more exciting things, like Thankful Tuesday! Which brings us back to how I’m thankful for Sandra McCracken’s beautiful hymn “In Feast or Fallow,” which is quickly becoming my prayer as I prepare for giving birth. (Sorry, I tried to stop talking about it. I really did.)

Happy Thankful Tuesday to you. Hope you are as moved by these lyrics as I have been:

In Feast or Fallow

When the fields are dry, and the winter is long Blessed are the meek, the hungry, the poor When my soul is downcast, and my voice has no song For mercy, for comfort, I wait on the Lord

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground, My certain hope is in Jesus found My lot, my cup, my portion sure Whatever comes, we shall endure Whatever comes, we shall endure

On a cross of wood, His blood was outpoured He rose from the ground, like a bird to the sky Bringing peace to our violence, and crushing death's door Our Maker incarnate, our God who provides

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground, My certain hope is in Jesus found My lot, my cup, my portion sure Whatever comes, we shall endure Whatever comes, we shall endure

When the earth beneath me crumbles and quakes Not a sparrow falls, nor a hair from my head Without His hand to guide me, my shield and my strength In joy or in sorrow, in life or in death

In the harvest feast or the fallow ground, My certain hope is in Jesus found My lot, my cup, my portion sure Whatever comes, we shall endure Whatever comes, we shall endure

What are you thankful for?