While I enjoy the serenity of our weather today, I am also praying for the people of Texas as they brace for Hurrican Harvey. I cannot even imagine receiving up to 35 inches of rain along with 110 mph winds. The eclipse reminded us of the majestic beauty of our solar system as different parts aligned to create a spectacular scene. We are now reminded of the power of nature when other features line up and come together in a particular way.
A couple of deaths in the family recently has reminded me of the fragile nature of life.
Psalm 90 tells us in a very direct manner:
"Seventy is the sum of our years, or eighty, if we are strong;
Most of them are sorrow and toil; they pass quickly, we are all but gone."