Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rain Drops and Pip Squeaks

The other night I was just about to go to bed when I heard rain pattering on the roof. Now, since it was still summer, it was REALLY hot, so the sound of rain was like the welcome drum beat of refreshingness ;P So I jumped off of my bed and ran out the door in my pyjamas (since we live on a site with many houses but not many my aged people I could do this without embarrassment from peers or danger of kidnapping by a random street person. ;) I stood on the trampoline with the rain running down my face, singing 'Singing in the Rain' since it seemed fitting. The rain stopped as quick as it had come, and the clouds broke apart. a shining full moon and dazzling stars appeared and I can safely say that the midnight sky that night was a deep velvet purple. That was one of those moments that you might miss, but if you don't, it is worth remembering. :) Bee-E-A-uutiful :)

'When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, I wonder, What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?' psalm 8.3-4

Amazing outerspace :)
Nature always puts me in my place. It reminds me how insignificant we are. We are tiny compared to Earth, right? and our solar system (the planets and the sun) is a microscopic part of the Milky Way galaxy. Well, according to my dad (he's an astronomer, so this is purely scientific) and I quote; 'The milky way compared to the universe is like a mosquito's poop in the Atlantic Ocean.'

Fun Fact :  The light from the closest star (excluding the sun) takes 3 years to reach us! THREE YEARS!! And that light is traveling at the speed of light! (299 792 458 metres per second btw.) seconds in a year - 31 536 000. so that times three times the speed of light... hehe you can do the maths, I'm on holiday :)

1 Peter 5.7 'He cares for you.'

As humans, we have a tendency of thinking of ourselves as the center of the universe. We aren't. Not even close. And we aren't that significant either. God is the center. He is the Creator. And    He    Cares    For     Us..!! Us insignificant little pipsqueaks!! Take some time, go out into nature and see for yourself this wonderful world that God made. He made the amazing intricate designs of every flower and molded each unique distant star. And he loves us. Our God is AWESOME!

Before you go, just remember that if it is or has been raining, better take gumboots and a jacket, 'cause take it from someone who knows, if you stand in the rain in your pj's you'll have a cold by the next morning, and that aint that much fun ;)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Moments

Heya :)

Life has an interesting knack of going on, whether you want it to or not. I find that it is actually super easy to forget about the moment when thinking about the future. This doesn't have to be the far off future, but does wishing away the week so that it would be the weekend, and as soon as Sunday is half gone you 'just can't wait till friday' sound familiar? :) There is so much to live for during the week as well! Someone once said that 'Each and every moment has the potential to be the best moment of your life.' So why are you wasting this moment waiting for the next moment, when this moment could be so much better than that? if that makes sense... My mom was a nurse when she was younger, and she had an elderly patient who had been a judge. He had been so busy with his work he hadn't had time for anything else. He had no family, no relatives, and no friends. His work consumed him and as he acquired more and more money he thought that once he retired then he would travel and do all the things that people do for fun and leisure. However, later on in his life he developed a migraine, and it never really went away. He had severe headaches for the rest of his life, and once he was retired, he wasn't able to read, watch TV or travel. He had spent his whole life waiting for his future only to find his future a lonely and painful place to be. I bet he wished he could go back and live his life again, so he could have done something worthwhile with it.

" Now listen, you who say, 'today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that" James 4.13-15

Heectic hey? We aren't in control of our lives. Its all up to God.
I think since God gave me my life, what option do I have but living it for him? I mean its the least I could do..

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Master Shifu from Kung-Fu Panda (the most awesome animated kung-fu movie ever!)