Stepping outside my front door recently,I was struck by the brightness of Venus. When we had the total eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21st, there was talk on TV about it for months. It made me think...how many of those who raved over the eclipse have taken any time to view the moon, planets or stars? You don't have to have any special glasses for that! (Venus is the closest planet to Earth. Even so, it is about 25 million miles away!) Just now as I am typing this, the full moon is brightly shining!
I am reminded of a quote by Madeleine L'Engle...
When I look at the galaxies on a clear night - when I look at the incredible brilliance of creation, and think that this is what God is like, then instead of feeling intimidated and diminished by it, I am enlarged . . . I rejoice that I am a part of it.
Wonderful news to me...a new biography of Madeleine L'Engle will be released in 2018, which would have been her 100th birthday year. It was written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voilkis and Lena Roy.
Praying for all those in the path of the newest hurricane, Irma and for all those affected from Harvey. I don't know who did the video above, but I love their accents and the calm waters.