Written by cycleguy on June 23rd, 2015

Sunday night we had a storm roll through our little town. Tornado sirens went off. Rain came in sheets. Dark menacing clouds seemed to almost literally fly through the sky. At one point, the sirens were going off and I went outside on my front stoop to look. Sitting over us and behind us was bright sunshine. To the south was a dark sky. Along with that menacing picture was a double rainbow. I’m not much of a picture taker and since I didn’t have my phone on me, the moment passed.

This morning as I walked from the back door of the church building to the highway and back to get the trash can, the chorus of bullfrogs was heating up. (Contrary to some people’s opinion it was not me singing, nor was I listening to my music). πŸ™‚ I found it interesting to listen to the different types of sounds. It sounded like a chorus in stereo since we have a pond on the south and the west side of our property.

I’ve gotten caught in the rain more this year riding my bike than in the previous 5 or so. I was taking a break the other day and laying back on a table listening to music and eating a Clif Bar when I thought I heard a rumble. I got up and was totally surprised to see the storm rolling in. I booked it for the church building (6 miles) and as I pulled into the lot the sky opened. I made it but the young lady cutting the grass didn’t. πŸ™‚

I’m reminded of Psalm 19:1- “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” While some like to think earth just happened or some big bang happened, I prefer to agree with David. God has painted a beautiful, yet rugged world, for us to live in and care for. Whether we are talking about a storm and rainbow; a chorus of bullfrogs; or a downpour of rain; winter or summer; God has made a marvelous creation. It declares His handiwork.

What about His creation do you revel in?


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Deb Wolf says:

    I’m a critter lover, so I marvel at the variety God made in the animals. Colorful birds with different songs, four-legged animals of all shapes and sizes. We would have thought it all normal if they had all looked alike – yet he gave us so many . . . my favorites are the ones that make me laugh.

  2. Betty Draper says:

    I love that scripture because the heavens are over every place on earth. In every country, there are storms, rain, rainbows, stars, sun, moon, clouds, light, darkness, wind, thunder. He declares His glory even in the remotest place of earth…He wants all to see and wonder and think about who He is. God did not spare anyone from viewing His handiwork. It all makes me thankful..

  3. I love the forest in which we live – so many calming sounds of birds and wind in the trees . . . I also love going to the mountains in North Carolina, as you have probably guessed after reading my novels. The mountains always, always make me feel closer to God.
    Blessings, Bill!

  4. I love to see the early morning fog rolling across the mountains.

  5. floyd says:

    His sovereignty over every single aspect of living organisms on it… Mind boggling.

  6. I love the mountains and love the ocean. Being in either relaxes me, but I also just like looking into the sky. Thanks for the slow-down today to breathe and take it all in. πŸ™‚