I have been living in the country these last eight months. I have the joy of seeing the clear night sky at times. I can see the Milky Way, like a whisp of light across the sky. The stars shine brightly, when there is no moon or clouds. Last weekend the full moon rose in the east and circled high in the sky and set in the west in the morning. It was very bright outside at night. The area where we live is called Bright. I wonder why?
With the full moon comes high tides. I went down to the local beach. The water was still. It rippled and lapped gently on the sand. Another evening I could hear the roar of the sea as there was a strong wind blowing. What a variety in nature all around me. No day Is the same. I am reading the bible of creation.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, and what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11 v 3
We went out for dinner with our daughter recently. She drove along carefully as it was dark, raining and windy. We ran for cover into the restaurant. Half and hour later I stepped outside to take a phone call. It had stopped raining and there was no wind. On the way home later there was a clear sky. I was able to show my daughter the stars. It is true what they say about Ireland, “Wait a while and the weather will change.”
I have seen a few rainbows recently. There are dark clouds with rain in one part of the sky, and the sun shining in another part. An ideal situation for a bright rainbow. The rainbow is a sign in the sky of God’s presence. He put the rainbow in the sky for Noah, as a sign of his covenant that he would not flood the earth again.
Over and over God says in his Word He is the one who made the heavens and the seas. As I am experiencing the changes in the heavens and the seas so close at hand, my heart overflows with praise to The Lord. I believe in the God who made the heavens and the earth.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19:1-4 NIV)
Dare to believe in God. It pleases God when we believe.
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That’s a beautiful write-up of the nature of Irish weather Angela & I’ve come over here to the sunshine state to find that there’s hardly any variation at all from one to the next for 1/2 to 2/3 of the year & certainly no glorious rainbows!!! I had thankfully been appreciating the wonders of creation in Ireland where as you say the weather could turn in a 1/2 hour from one season to another & around every turn in the road there was a breathtaking view. I hope its in Father God’s plan that Ireland will be my home again someday. I’m learning other lessons living here, but remember fondly, the feast to the senses that physical Ireland is. I am made aware that Irish people are so blessed to live in such beauty & so many millions (in this famed country) live lives deficient of visual God-made beauty. Anyway, I’m glad you’re experiencing such enjoyment. I am just sorry you & Brendan couldn’t keep Finn as dogs are great company for walks. Well, keep warm & keep the words flowing! Love Áine xx