Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Day 165

Okay, I realize that, with this post, I am giving far, far too much of my dorkiness away ... but, I think it'll be worth it!

Get excited, a meteor shower is coming! The Geminid meteor shower, to be specific. The best times to view it will be post-dusk on Thursday and early Friday morning (2am-ish) and then again on Friday night and into Saturday morning. I know, I know, waking up in the middle of the night probably isn't your cup of tea (believe me, it's not mine either), but if you haven't seen a serious meteor shower, you are missing out!

My dad used to drag us out of bed for meteor showers, eclipses, comets and all kinds of celestial stuff when we were kids. I'm so thankful that he instilled in us an appreciation of such events, because I think I'm starting to really understand why they're so amazing -- they're a realization of God's glory on earth! I fully intend to set my alarm, tune my iPod to some Chris Tomlin and spend some time with my Maker!

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1


{image: Alan Dyer via SkyandTelescope.com}

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

I'll send you this song tonight over g-mail. I think it's entirely appropriate for your meteor shower:

A purple sky to close the day,
I wade the surf where dolphins play,
The taste of salt, the dance of waves,
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs.

A lightning flash, my pounding heart,
A breaching whale, a shooting star,
Give testimony that you are,
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs.

Oh praise Him all His mighty works!
There is no language where you can't be heard..
Your song goes out to all the Earth,
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

O cratered moon and sparrow's wings,
O thunder's boom and Saturn's rings,
Unveil our Father as you sing,
And my soul wells up with hallelujahs.

The pulse of life within my wrist,
A fallen snow, a rising mist,
There is no higher praise than this.
And my soul wells up,
O my soul wells up,
Yes my soul wells up with hallelujahs.

Lindsay said...

PS - "Hallelujahs", Chris Rice

erika said...

yeah!! tonight? I'm having a party tonight, so hopefully it will come before midnight and we can all enjoy it together! the fog has been really thick here at the beach... maybe it'll clear up this evening!? thanks for the news!!
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Wes said...

hey, girl, hey. that's kind of dorky

Beth said...

I just found your blog today, and I love it! Imagine my surprise when I figure out you're a Christian -- really cool. :)

Keep up the good work -- your design updates are inspiring!