It was a beautiful evening Friday night. I decided to take advantage of the cooler temps, so I sat outside and just listened to the sounds. The sounds of summer.
I live in the flight path of the nearby hospital so I heard the intermittent batabatabata of the air vac helicopters as they periodically flew overhead carrying their precious cargo to the hope of wellness. Evidentally it was a fairly busy 3rd shift for the night crew.
Once that ceased I became mesmorized by the soothing sounds made by the cicada and tree frogs. As loud as it was, the rhythmic mating song of the male cicadas still lulled me to a state of tranquility. The calls of the male gray tree frogs chimed in to perform a perfectly orchestrated symphony of nature.
I’m certainly glad the males of our species don’t have to sing as part of their mating ritual. We’d probably have alot smaller population! 😉
Speaking of frogs. No tranquility here! How many one year old little girls do you know that aren’t afraid to pick up a frog? (Probably just the ones with big brothers that teach them how.) 🙂 Meet Ava, my granddaughter. Probably holding one of my night time musicians. Squealing with glee I’m sure as she squeezes the bageebees out of our little tree hugging friend. 😦 Another sound of summer.
The greatest sound of all will be when the great trumpet sounds at the coming of Jesus. I can’t wait for that sound!
I pray that you will be ready when that time comes. No one but the Father himself knows that time. I encourage us all to be ready. Don’t be lulled into a false state of tranquility with your life. Live life to its fullest. Be an ambassador for Christ. Be on the lookout. Look and listen for the best symphony of nature to ever take place. Don’t be left behind.
31 The great trumpet will sound, and he will send out his angels to the four corners of the earth, and they will gather his chosen people from one end of the world to the other.
32 “Let the fig tree teach you a lesson. When its branches become green and tender and it starts putting out leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you will know that the time is near, ready to begin.
34 Remember that all these things will happen before the people now living have all died.
35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
36″No one knows, however, when that day and hour will come – neither the angels in heaven nor the Son; the Father alone knows.
37 The coming of the Son of Man will be like what happened in the time of Noah.
38 In the days before the flood people ate and drank, men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat;
39 yet they did not realize what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes.
40 At that time two men will be working in a field: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind.
41Two women will be at a mill grinding meal: one will be taken away, the other will be left behind.
Love and laughter,