Summer has a glory all its own, and a mystery that is unique to its being. Though we have a "date" that is called "summer begins now," it has a different sort of beginning every year, as well as a different kind of ending to introduce fall to us. Everything I love about summer are the same things I love about all the other seasons!
Season upon season, we look forward to summertime and the vision we hold of it is always met with some surprises. Will we have a warmer or cooler than usual summer? Will we be able to do all we want to do in this wonderful season? Will the unexpected be large or small in the grand scheme of things?
Already, the glory of summer has me looking forward to the glory of fall, and in view is the glory of next winter and spring. No matter what the years hold for us individually or regionally, no matter what the naysayers nay, the seasons will unfold just as they always have until the earth has reached the fulness of its time, just as was planned by their Creator.
What an amazing world we live in! The seasons progress, yet they were designed with manifold purpose, and though there is a grand view that God wants us to consider, I thank you for the opportunity at this moment to reflect on summer, its creation, and the power behind it so that at this time in this summer I am better able to appreciate and delight in the splendor of its gifts to us!