LaGrange District

 

 

Siriusly…

“The dog days of summer”--I have heard that phrase all my life. With the hot days of August passing, the phrase came to mind again. But when I looked it up, the Old Farmer’s Almanac says the “Dog Days” are the 40 days from July 3 til Aug 11, coinciding with the dawn rising of the Sirius star, The Dog Star. Perhaps you know that Sirius is the brightest star in the sky (except for the Sun) and Sirius literally means “scorching” in Greek. The Dog Days are scorchers—but they should have ended around Aug 11—I don’t think they did!

However, September is here now, bringing a welcome change of cooler temperatures and renewed activities. There are new possibilities to join new groups, to step into new activities within old groups, and there is room for change, for rethinking, and perhaps even for renewal.

Last weekend, two of my family members spent some mother-daughter time at a camp get-a-way. A part of their weekend included stargazing. They gazed upon Sirius, the Dog star, and so much more! Of deeper import, together, they saw the work of our Lord in the heaven of this galaxy. These visuals leave an imprint, and to share this sort of wonder with people we love forms our internal emotional network incomparably.

This month, what if we consider a renewal of the art of Wonder? What if we plan, even just a couple of hours one day, a mini get-a-way that includes something like stargazing (sirously), or museum going, or concert attending? Something out of our normal way, and perhaps with someone we love? For some of us, diving into a story in the bible that is outside our memory might provide that renewed sense of wonder. But whatever you do, I hope you will recall that this world belongs to our Sovereign Lord, and that wonder can be as natural as breathing. Siriusly.

Psalm 8:  O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.”

 

Susan

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Superintendent


Susan Landry
(706) 882-3343
susan.gary.landry@ngumc.net
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Denise Wilson
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lagr@ngumc.net

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