Monday, July 26

Your mercy O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness  reaches to the clouds.  Psalm 36:5

The skies were filled with amazing clouds today. This is actually quite common in rainy season but I don't want to take the beauty of God for granted. I thought perhaps you might like a peek too.

I was basically a PSP (passenger seat photographer) to and from church. I would have loved to stopped and taken some nicer shots, but higher priorities led the way.

There are many Scriptures talking about clouds: literally, figuratively, positively, and negatively. Today, our clouds brought no rain (in our area) and were simply a source of wonderment and awe of our Great God.

 Jesus said, “I am.
And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”    Mark 14:62

 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah...Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds.  O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places... Blessed be God! Psalm 68:32–35

I loved these tall 'ladies' against the backdrop of the clouds, showing off His handiwork.

Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds.   Psalm 68:4

I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”    Isaiah 44:22

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.   Revelation 1:7

I did more than gawk at the heavens today.  We were able to serve in an area church again whose pastor is away.  Michael taught Sunday School and preached in church; I was asked to play the piano again.  My music skills are quite limited, but it was a joy to plunk out a few notes while they raised their voices to God in song.

Michael brought some extra reading materials related to his lesson in S.S. Several made a quick rush after class to the little table where he had placed it for their taking. I spied this man (in between S.S. and worship service) soaking up some more knowledge from one of the booklets Michael brought.  The people seemed hungry for truth.

In the church yard there were other delightful visitors as well: Ibis and lizards.

Their beaks are quite amazing.

I am not sure what type of lizard this was (not an iguana though). There were actual several running around in the parking lot when we arrived.  When they ran they raised up their whole body and dashed, swinging their backside to and fro, across the pavement on their little toes as if it was hot to the touch (maybe it was - it was about 90 degrees today).  I took a video and I chased them, trying to get a photo.  I'll spare you the drama of getting sea-sick watching it and just give you the still shots.  :)

This guy was about 12-14 inches long and could make tracks. He finally took a rest next to these papayas.
Okay - I am a little nuts but after eight years, I am still fascinated with the nature of the subtropics.


  1. "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

    Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

  2. "Therefore comfort one another with these words." vs. 18


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