Tonight is supposed to be the start of the Perseid meteor shower which occurs each August when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. These stray bits of comet dust hit our atmosphere and burn up, creating light streaks across the sky. I went outside last night to watch, but we had too many clouds to see any. Instead, I enjoyed the chorus of crickets, cicadas, and a small show of lightening bugs--but no shooting "stars". I hope to see some tonight.
The night sounds made me thankful for God's creation--the clouds by day, the stars by night.
Psalm 19: 1-6
How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!
How plainly it shows what he has done!
2 Each day announces it to the following day;
each night repeats it to the next.
3 No speech or words are used,
no sound is heard;
4 yet their message goes out to all the world
and is heard to the ends of the earth.
God made a home in the sky for the sun;
5 it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,
like an athlete eager to run a race.
6 It starts at one end of the sky
and goes across to the other.
Nothing can hide from its heat
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I love that "no speech or words are used" yet just to look upon the skies speaks volumes to me about God's creative power.
Enjoy your summer nights.
Look for a shooting star!