Friday, October 2, 2015

Shouts in the desert

The Bible is full of references to Nature expressing itself. Isaiah 55:12 states, "the hills shall break forth with singing, and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands." 
In the Gospel of Luke, the writer records the words of Jesus, " If these keep silent, the very stones shall cry out." Lk. 19:40. 
Paul, writing to the church at Rome exclaims, "all creation groans, and waits in earnest expectation for the return of Jesus Christ ." Ro.8:19,22 
So Nature can talk.
Today, I escaped the sweltering heat of the Phoenix desert, to spend a day in the cool mountain air of Northern Arizona. Nice change, from 107 degrees to 75 degrees.
Along with the pleasant respite from the heat, came an unexpected surprise. I was told that today would be a little more windy then normal. Believe me, I was not complaining about the breeze. It felt better than the still, dry, desert air below. But, it was more then the cooler temperatures that made the day enjoyable.
Up in this higher altitude, the wind joins in concert with the forest of cypress trees, to sing their special songs. As the breezy currents moved back and forth along the treetops, conducted by their own mysterious rhythm, to my ears it sounded like a crowd cheering. 
I mean cheering at a playoff game. The type of excitement that happens at a football game, in that moment when the Home Team runs out onto the field, that is what it sounded like. The Wind, and the Trees, ROARED!
For a moment, just a moment, it was as if they were cheering. And who did I imagine they were cheering for, you might ask. I'm sure you already know the answer. 
They were cheering for the Home Team, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. What were they cheering?    VICTORY!

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