According to those who know at 12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday December 22 the sun ceased its trek to the Southern hemisphere, and has began its trek back to the Northern hemisphere. The word and description are mine not those who are in the know about these things.
We have now officially been into Winter for almost thirty hours as of 6:00 a.m. Central Standard time.
What purpose does knowing this serve us except to show that we live in an intricately created world; that could not have just happened as the “scientist” try to tell us. It definitely had a Designer/Builder; and this Creator still cares for this universe which He has made.
I did not intend to get into faith or religion or theology with this; but sometimes when I begin writing it just comes out. That too has a designer and builder. Like the seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter they are a part of the created order of things.
I am not particularly fond of Winter. Cold, ice, snow, slick roads, heating bills, the wear and tear on the cars and trucks, not to even mention the aches and pains in the bones and joints of the bodies of men and women. It too, though, has its beauty and purpose and I am thankful for Winter.
Why am I thankful for Winter? It causes me to long for Spring and Summer and those warming, warmer, and greening up days; even mowing the yard. It even helps me appreciate those extremely hot 114 degree days. I think I wrote about it a few months ago, but the temp of one day in the Winter of early 2011 got down to around -30 degrees (30 degrees below zero) in at least one place around here where I live. Then, one day in the Summer did get up to 114 here at my house. That is a 144 degree difference; if my math is correct.
The daylight hours will begin getting longer now. To me that is a great thing. What a wonderful work our Lord has wrought. Especially in the birth, life and death, and resurrection of the Son of God. Yes God does have a Son, and anyone who says that He does not; does not know my God.
Have a very wonderful, Christ filled Christmas.
From the banks of Flat Creek; and it is rolling quite powerfully right now.