Friday, May 1, 2015

Showers and bugs

There's something special about showering with the moon bright above you and the silhouettes of trees standing guard over the night just beyond the edge of your little circle of light. There's magic in the contradictions of the hot steam rising all around you and the light breeze blowing over your head and around your feet. The music of crickets and frogs makes you almost forget about the spider spinning it's web in the corner and the million moths that are attracted to the lightbulb overhead. No matter how primitive it is, and the seeming inconvenience of have to walk down the path to the shower house, I still always feel sort of sorry for folks that don't get to experience this delicious freedom.

I tried and tried to get a picture of the moon through the trees tonight, but it just wouldn't take properly. I guess in the end it's something you have to experience.  A picture can't do it justice. Over and over I am amazed and humbled at all the ways God shows us His glory. From tiny insects that we couldn't live without (even if we wanted to) to the moon that controls our tides and and so much more.

  This past Monday we got to see all of the amazing ways God expresses Himself in nature when we took the kids to the Aquarium and then the Insectarium in New Orleans. Beauty and majesty and sometimes comedy and creatures that make us say, What??? All just prove that we don't know a fraction of what we think we do when it comes to God. The insectarium really blew me away. I've always loved nature and as a kid loved to catch frogs and lizards and dragonflies with the best of them. As an adult I still love nature, but I'm not such a huge fan of certain members of the bug club. Aka spiders, roaches, and the more creepy of the littlest creations. But I was reminded yet again... through seeing the different displays and hearing about the way all of these amazing little guys work together to keep our world balanced and healthy on a level we can't even comprehend.... How great is our God!

The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD!