Dog Days of Summer
Today’s blog is rather short and simple compared to the others, but I hope you might enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by.
Traditionally, the Dog Days of Summer fall between early July to the end of August; or early September according to some legends. Lazy, long hot days tend to bring out the worse in us at times. That’s one reason why July is such a popular vacation month…We have the need to seek out water, breeze, fun, excitement, shade, and cooler temps. Just, “Get away from it all!”
Some find their needs met at the beach while others find solace in the cooler mountain regions. Whatever your pleasure, summer seems to demand rest, relaxation, and fun! Our time to play in the sun! But, let us remember that there is another Son that we can go to find solace, rest, and joy…to “get away from it all,” and that is God’s Son, Jesus.
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait for vacation time to seek the joys of the Lord. They can be ours all year long. As the Psalmist prayed, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4). We can experience the “beauty of the Lord” within our hearts 24/7; all year long! Our lives can be His temple; His dwelling place…Oh, how grateful I am that I can call on Jesus anytime and anywhere, and He will meet me there…I can find Him in the mountains, at the beach, in the backyard, and in the privacy of my own heart…He is my dwelling place. So, as we enjoy the Dog Days of Summer soaking in the rays of sunshine, fun, and laughter don’t let us forget to be thankful that “the beauty of the Lord” is always within us; only a prayer away…no matter the season…Amen…
Remember God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author