Did the title of this blog grab your attention? Are you a sun worshipper and have already resented the thoughts the title brings to your mind? If so, you may have to stop reading now because this post may not be pretty! Turn away now before it’s too late and you read the musings of one who has a battle with summer! The term “battle” may call to one’s mind a serious contentious disagreement between two or more parties! Yup, you guessed it, I have a battle with another party by the name of summer!
I live in what is known as the Lower Mainland in British Columbia. Other parts of our country have given us a reputation for having a lot of rain. I ask you, what’s the big deal about rain? Oh, the sweet memories I have of rain even summer rain! Oh, how I love walking through a puddle I didn’t notice in time and feeling its contents soaking through my shoes and socks! Rain at this point in time is but a memory.
In the past at least two months this summer our area and other parts of the country have endured heat waves that don’t know when to stop! Stop I tell you, cease and desist right now! Oh the misery of over 30 degrees Celsius day in and day out! In my area it is not unusual this summer for us to be inflicted with 35 Celsius or even higher. Isn’t that just obscene?
As I write this post I am becoming aware that some readers may think, “Man, this guy is a real whiner! He must be a total thrill to be around at a beach party!" Well my friends, if you are indeed thinking such thoughts here is my reply. I don’t go to beach parties!! They are usually held during hot, sweaty weather like this summer and there’s sand that gets into your bathing suit and hamburgers! There’s the smell of coconut butter that people lather themselves in! Not me I tell you! I’m in the shade writing about my battle with summer sipping a beer and eating veggie chips! Please don’t think I indulge in alcohol very often only now and then! Okay, now that I ‘ve gotten that off my chest I will continue!
Even with what I have stated to this point I am reminded of something fundamental to my faith. I thank God that He created the seasons including summer! Now and then I show how I may take things for granted like the beauty of His creation. I see how summer heat can lead to forest fires that in turn lead to destruction and panic! I hear of the threat of drought and how this threatens our water supply.
When we panic or perhaps I should say, when I panic, I may take things for granted. Perhaps God even sends such things as summer heat to the degree many aren’t familiar with to remind us that even the winds and summer heat obey Him! Nature has also been given limits that perhaps only God understands! I sure don’t! I therefore pray that my battle with summer soon ends and that things cool down. I doubt I will ever welcome summer heat but perhaps God in His mercy will allow me to see the beauty around me in spite of it!
If you dear friends enjoy summer heat I pray you have been thrilled this summer! Now, bring on the rain!
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