Welcome Summer Solstice!

You own the day, you own the night;
    you put stars and sun in place.
You laid out the four corners of earth,
    shaped the seasons of summer and winter.

—Psalm 74:17 [Message]

Last night on the eve of the summer solstice, this beautiful sunset greeted our later campers coming in. Every one of them mentioned it, most took pictures, many just said “wow” and I agreed. Then, one of our campers who is an avid cycler just arrived. He had done a 75 mile loop–and he’s over 70 years old! He stopped, shook his head in wonder and then turned to me with tears streaming down his face, and said, “I don’t know how you can gaze upon something like this and say there is no God.” It wasn’t what I suspected someone would say, and as a chaplain, of course I heartily agreed! And then he said something that will stay with me a long time, “I look at this and it reminds me that God has placed all the right boundaries for us and I can trust it.” And off he went to shower, have a quick meal and obviously a good sleep. As he left, I felt blessed by his profound words and deep faith. Then I looked again at the sun, now almost down below the horizon, and I couldn’t help but say, “Indeed God, you are perfect and please do it again–do it again!!”