Summer’s Story

A lot of people I know only think of the summer time as hot and muggy; I think they might be missing something…

I’ve always thought of summer as a glorious time, but I must admit that early on that was just because I didn’t have to go to school.

I took a drive the other day, and summer’s story was all around.  You could see it in the backyard BBQ’s where friends and family were gathered together.  You could see it in the small town festivals where communities are gathered.  You can see it in the church VBS  announcements where little kids will hear all about Jesus, and their parents and other adults will experience godly service for others.

You can see summer’s stories driving through farm country and seeing growing green fields as far as the horizon in every direction.  No, don’t say that is a boring sight!  This is where men and God work together to feed the nations and I daresay we’d all notice if it wasn’t going on.  Summer is a time when many have a chance to relax and recharge, to vacation with family and to just slow down a bit.  You can sit outside in the evening and hear the symphony of the land, the late calls of birds and the rustle of leaves in the trees, and you can enjoy the sight of the tiger lilies bright orange all around.

Yes, I’d say summer has a lot to tell if anybody cares to notice, and if we look carefully, we’ll see God at work all around us.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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4 Responses to Summer’s Story

  1. Your churches have VBS? Interesting. I guess COVID-19 is being ignored.

  2. Lovely, Don, as always. It’s winter here – cold and damp in the Cape, but with glorious sunny days too.
    The tree I planted in mid-summer – around Christmas – has lost all but two of its leaves. Is it still alive, or has it succumbed to the trauma of being transplanted? Is it, like many at this time, struggling to survive?
    When I go out to examine it, early this morning I see a miracle happening. Two tiny exquisite new leaves bursting from the tip of one of the lower branches. And buds higher up, promising new growth. What a promise from God – of new life, yes, but also of the continuity of life, even in the dark days of winter.
    There must be a lesson for us somewhere here …
    Enjoy your summer. Ours is coming …!

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  4. Andrew Blair says:

    Hi Don this is the image of the Naked Lady and her perishing foliage – before flowering.

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