Death Plunge On Display


I write the majority of my posts between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. This Sunday evening, when my Monday post would normally be written, will be spent outside on our acreage taking in the night sky. Even though SW Ohio comes with far too much light pollution, we’re far enough away from the bright lights and big city to still have a decent starry sky. Meteor displayWe can see the Milky Way, and that’s more than most of the world’s population centers see.

So instead of blogging profundity, you get…well, not one iota of theological controversy.

Instead, we’re out considering the heavens, the work of His fingers, the moon and the stars which He has created. With the new moon and our dark sky, we get a stupendous view of the Perseid meteor shower. I was out the night before and caught several spectacular burnouts, one flaming rock after another screaming out a death song, as if launched from Sagittarius’s bow, an attack on Antares, the heart of Scorpius.

The shower itself originates in rubble cast off by a comet. Earth travels through the debris every August and gives us a celestial show. I’m posting this now so a few of you might catch the spectacular.

All Creation attests to the glory of the Creator. Turn off the TV and get outside! Forget Second Life! Live the real thing.