Tonight as I mixed challah dough for communion at the women’s retreat this weekend, I thought about this bread full of symbolism and sustenance; enriched with golden egg yolks. And I recalled the beautiful, rich text from Psalm 65.
You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness. The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy. -Psalm 65:9-13