On the evening of the 22nd, moving into the wee hours of the 23rd, we stood outside, oblivious to the mosquitoes (and believe me, it takes some pretty incredible distraction to make that possible right now), and watched one of the most spectacular displays of northern lights we’ve ever seen. They were everywhere, around and above us, even into the south, dancing and pulsating and rippling across the diamond-studded velvet of the night sky in glowing whites and greens. We were in awe.
As you may have guessed from the title of this post, there’s really only one passage in Scripture in my mind that comes close to describing the thoughts and emotions running through my head on a night like this—and in honor of the wonder that left me speechless, I will say no more and let classic opening lines of this ancient Psalm of David speak for me.“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens…When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained…What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:1, 3-4)And to that all I can say is wow—and amen!
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Gorgeous I forgot all about going out to look that night. Thank you for taking these pictures and reminding me of what an awesome creator is our Lord.
I didn’t even know they were supposed to be out that night, and just happened to need to run out to the car for something—and I was so glad I did! They were incredible!
Hi Beth! I am so sorry it took me this long to realize you have a blog! And it is lovely! Such a wonderful way to capture beauty and enjoy the Lord’s creativity! Thank you! Uh, these northern lights are amazing. Did you take these photos where you live?! If so, what a blessing to step outside and see them!! Take care!
Hello, Sara, and thank you! I’m so glad you stopped by! Yes, these were taken in our own yard and we were pretty thrilled to have a front-row seat to such an incredible show…I never cease to be in awe at the endless and creative magnificence of our Father’s world!