This is the Southern U.S., obviously. The North is weighted down with the first good snowstorm of the season. Meanwhile, in the South, we’re still fully in the midst of hurricane season, not to say that we’ll be getting any more hurricanes.
One might legitimately ask why – on a blog that once in a while tries to go out into the darkest of existential peripheries in order to help direct people in some way closer to Christ Jesus – why oh why bother with putting up posts like this when sightings of such beauty can be had by just about anyone anywhere anytime by anybody.
Sometimes the last thing we can see with any appreciation is what’s right in front of us, taking it for granted as we do, missing, then, the constant among us, which is God’s care for us whether we are in the darkest of existential peripheries or not.
In Romans chapter 1, we read that “What can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made” so that they could know God and “accord Him glory as God” and “give Him thanks.”
Saint Paul doesn’t make any distinction about anyone haven’t entitlement to not notice God as the Creator because of their being in or not being in the darkest of existential peripheries. In other words, we can “hear” – if you will – all of creation speaking of the care of God for us, enough that we give Him thanks, despite whatever conditions we find ourselves to be in.