Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A Shimmering Heat
"...when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.
This is what the Lord says to me:
"I will remain quiet and look on from my dwelling place,
like shimmering heat in the sunshine,
like a cloud of dew in the heat of the harvest."
I like that phrase "shimmering heat". It also describes the wings of some of these butterflies, they shimmer. This is because their wings are covered with thousands of tiny overlapping scales. Here is my mystery destination, we went to a butterfly exhibit! That tiny white speck on yesterday's leaf picture, it was a butterfly egg. There were lots of plants and butterflies, and we dipped our fingers in sugar water. The butterflies would sit on our hands and drink! They were so tame, they would even let us pick them up. And here is an interesting fact. They cannot fly unless their body temperature is above 86 degrees. This is why we never see butterflies flitting about unless it is very hot, one good thing about this heat wave we're having!! Temps in the triple digits! Here's what God has to say about really hot summers.
"But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God. They're like trees replanted in Eden, putting down roots near the rivers-Never a worry through the hottest of summers, never dropping a leaf..."
Jeremiah 17:7,8 The Message