While we have seen the danger of over-flowing rivers this fall, the word overflow is often a positive in scripture. In Psalm 23, “my cup overflows” is a sign of God’s abundance. In Psalm 65, “The wagon track overflows with richness”. God’s blessings aren’t just bottom of the barrel scrape by—they overflow in our lives. And if we don’t pause to acknowledge that, we miss it. And God promises an on-going overflow when we acknowledge it (Mal. 3). In the New Testament Paul loves this word as well, and he uses it twice when calling the people of Corinth to generosity. “abundant joy and extreme poverty overflowed in generosity”…that isn’t an equation that makes sense to us, but in God’s economy it does. And in 2 Cor. 9, our generosity “overflows in thanksgiving to God.” Overflow signifies the abundance of God’s blessing in our lives and reminds us to let that lead us to overflow in our response to God.