23 October 2015

Meteors and Coyotes

Greetings Dear Reader,

Last night was an adventure.  My eldest Son, my Grandsons, and my Daughter accompanied me to view the Orionid Meter Shower.  We took the short hike up one of the tallest hills in the city.  It offers a great view of the sky and puts one above most of the light pollution. 

The early evening clouds were clearing and we could easily see by the moon light.  At the top of the hill it was cool but the wind was light.  We were searching for a place to watch when the evening quiet was disturbed.  A single keening wail belayed the quiet of the hill.  It was soon answered by another and then a third.

There have been several reports recently about coyotes attacking small dogs in the area.  Here we were on the edge of a large wood with two small children.  They were instantly warry.  They moved toward their father knowing they were safe with him. 

After a bit the howling became more frequent and obviously closer.  We chose to retreat from the hill and take the children home.  On the way down the hill we spoke of how cool it was that they heard real coyotes.  What impressed me was something much different.

My Grandsons are smart, creative, and bold.  When they felt fear they knew they were safe with their father.  They knew that he would protect them and keep them by his side.  In the moment neither my Daughter nor I mattered.  I got to witness a beautiful moment of them expressing deep seated faith in their father.

I want my faith to be that deep when it comes to the Father.  I want to instantly depend on him and know that my fears have no power in his presence.  I arose early this morning to see the meteor shower.  While watching the sky I thought of how much God must love me to create such vast beauty and still wish to be a Father to me even when I treat him with disrespect or ignore him. 

I got to see my meteors. I got to revel in the faith of my Grandsons in their father.  Sitting under the vast beauty of the cosmos I feel so small.  I have fears and concerns.  The same God who created all the wonders I see is my Father.  He loves me.  He moves daily to bring us all back to the safety and peace of his love.  What more do I need?

God of Wonders – Third Day

Lord of all creation of water earth and sky
The heavens are your Tabernacle
Glory to the Lord on high

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares your Majesty
And you are holy, holy
Lord of Heaven and Earth
Lord of Heaven and Earth

Early in the morning I will celebrate the light
When i stumble in the darkness I will call your name by night

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares your Majesty
And you are holy, holy
Lord of Heaven and Earth
Lord of Heaven and Earth

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Holy......holy....holy God.....

God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares your Majesty
And you are holy, holy
Lord of Heaven and Earth
Lord of Heaven and Earth

Precious lord reveal your heart to me....
Father hold me.
Father hold me
Lord god almighty...
The universe declares your majesty
You are holy, holy, holy, holy,
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah to the lord of heaven and earth

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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