“It sure is hot!” or “It feels like a blast furnace.” or “It’s like stepping into an oven out there.” How many times have you heard these phrases or something similar? Probably several, if you live in the South, Midwest or Northeast parts of the USA.
Remember last February. Temps on one day around Cassville, Mo fell in some places to about -30 degrees. Yesterday [July 21, 2011], at my house, the temp was +110. That would be a plus of 140 degrees from that day in February.
The heat is on, for sure, and the grass is no longer green; with the exception of a few places. I mowed my front yard last evening, and it seemed that I was mowing dust; but the front yard looks much better.
It is hot outside, and when the morning temps are in the mid seventies, that doesn’t look like a cooling for the day ahead. I much prefer the 110 to that of 30 below zero. I am also very thankful for the heat of the sun. Without it we would all freeze in a matter of minutes. Though none of us want to be roasted or baked alive.
GOD is so good to us. He is full of mercy and grace. He placed this planet in just the right location for life, especially human life; and there is no place like it in the universe.
There is no place like living along the banks of Flat Creek. No place.
Enjoy the heat for the next few days. Absorb the rays of the sun. Let it warm you. You will need it in a few months.
LORD, we do ask for rain for growth and nourishment of crops, and filling the rivers and streams in our area. Thank YOU Almighty GOD.