Psalm 1:1-3: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”

Meditation. It is a very popular word these days. Many people meditate often. Yet in Christian circles it is not a very popular word. However, the word of the Lord tells us not only to meditate, but to meditate day and night. But this isn’t just about sitting in a calm place and breathing deeply. It is so much more than that.

God commands us to meditate on his word both day and night. A number of years ago, I don’t know that I would have really believed that to be possible (without being insane, of course). But now that I have children, I think differently. I want to guard their little ears. I want to fill their heads with things that will help them for the rest of their lives. Therefore, we listen to scripture as much as possible. We’ve been acquired many CD’s that have scripture put to music and Bible songs. It is the sweetest thing to hear my 3 year old daughter singing herself to sleep, ” You are holy, holy. Lord of Heaven and Earth.” But it has become such a part of our daily lives that she doesn’t know any difference.

I , on the other hand, can certainly see a difference. My demeanor is more upbeat. It’s hard to say something negative when your daughter is singing “do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth.” And dealing with her has sent me back to the scriptures. Many days, I find myself longing for some time just to gather some wisdom from the Bible. In searching the word and spending time with the Lord, I’ve grown and prospered, just like a fruit tree.

In reading this passage, I immediately envisioned the crystal blue of the water, the green of the grass and tree leaves, the orange of the fruit on the tree and the brown in the trunk. This colorway reminds me of a very calm, serene, and restful place. Hence it is named “Songs of Meditation.”

“Songs of Meditation” is part of the “Songs of …” series, where every colorway is named from a verse found in Psalms.