Sunday, June 22, 2008
Yet these events do affect us more than we might realize. The entire rythm of the earth is marked by the solstices. The delicate tilt of the earth's axis causes them, and because of that we have the seasons. Nature is tuned to that rythm. The weather we experience, the winds, the oceans - all of nature pulses to it. Our bodies are also tuned to that beat. And through it, all living things are interconnected - from humans down to microbes, we all feel the rythm. We all respond to it.
So this summer, as you watch a sunset, discover a bird building a nest, hear children spashing in a pool, or swat away a pesky mosquito; remember the Solstice, and what it represents. A loving God set this blue globe spinning, filled it with life, and gave it to all of us to share. He composed the music we all dance to. He set the beat. Enjoy it in its fullness and glory during this Season of the Sun!