“Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”
1 Chronicles 16:32-34
These are the days of summer.
When God’s tears pour from heaven replenishing the streams, rivers and seas,
When the sun spreads its warmth over the land and seeds emerge into life.
These are the days of renewal, restoration, redemption of tired, aging bodies,
Getting another shot at life.
These are the days – the final days for some,
The beginning of new adventures for others,
Whether we walk in the shadow of death,
Or cast all our cares to the wind,
We will all come to an end some day.
From the beginning of life to the end of it, these are the days,
God will always be in His heaven, yet constantly involved in the things of this earth,
He created it for His purpose and loves it entirely and passionately,
So much so that He gave the greatest sacrifice one can give for another,
He alone can calm the seas, make straight our paths, deliver us from sin.
He is the pilot of our ship and will always put us first,
He will walk with us through the perils we face each day,
He leads us through difficulties as well as our successes,
He loves with no strings attached – only that we love Him back,
These are the days, the time of grace, a gift from God to us.