Sunday, December 20, 2020


Year 8-Day 355: Today, I am grateful for timers.

How many timers do I use during the holiday season? There are countless timers everywhere. We use them to turn Christmas tree lights on and off. They warn us to take food from the oven before it burns. They help us not forget the additional tasks we all take on this season. When timers break or fail, there can be unfortunate results, like burnt pies or cookies. Every once in a while, I set a timer but forget to turn it on. That never ends well. 

I am setting a timer so I don't forget to look for "The Christmas Star". Such a phenomena is worthy an alarm. Around 45 minutes after Sunset is the perfect time to be watching if we are blessed with clear skies. It is the winter solstice, too, at 4:02 am.  Suset is about 

When phenomena occur, we rarely know they are coming. This time. We can set a time. The heavens produce wonderous things... and still maintain order. Our God is a loves order as much as he loves acting outside of the laws of nature when the time is right. 

"How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion endures from generation to generation." -Daniel 4:3

Set your time for around 4:30pm... they say about 45 minutes later is when the viewing will be right. Set that timer. 

Today, I am grateful for timers.

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