It is summertime. The season says so, the weather says so, and having 61 days off from school says so, too. Today is the first day of my summer holiday. The kids have been off for a week already, and they will get an additional week at the end of the summer. The kids get 75 days, and I am very happy for my 61 days.
This morning I am sitting with my coffee and some beautiful hydrangeas that I got from our staff wrap up BBQ yesterday. A sweet hummingbird graced me with its presence and my cat is sitting to my right, basking in the sun.
I am reading through the Bible this summer. I am in Genesis. Today I've read Genesis chapters 1-8.
Gen 1 - Sitting in my garden/back yard I see God's hand of creation and renewal. In Genesis 1 and 2 it says God provided streams coming up from the earth to water everything. I'm thankful God provides me with water for my garden, too.
Gen 4 - Abel was the first person to die in the Bible. As I read this it struck me that the first person to die was as a result of murder.
Gen 5 - When Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham and Japheth. Were they triplets? I've never noticed that before.
I love the promise in Genesis 8:22 - As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.