God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.

Genesis 1:31


Pastor John Writes:


I’m always amazed at the wonders of nature and God’s creation. This month, the summer solstice will occur at 4:50 pm on June 20. The summer solstice begins the astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and it marks the day with the most daylight of the year. Solstice literally means “sun stand still” and on the summer solstice, the sun seems to remain still as the earth’s tilt is at its maximum. The sun appears at its highest elevation, with a noontime position that changes very little for several days before and after the summer solstice.

June’s longer days and warmer weather provide us with many opportunities to enjoy God’s creation around us. As we spend time outdoors, remember to take a moment to reflect on the wonders of God’s handiwork. I’ve learned that the best way to appreciate creation is to know and appreciate the Creator. Whether it’s a morning walk, an afternoon in the garden, or an evening under the stars, let these moments of peace draw us closer to God.

Remember, also that *we* are part of God’s creation — every human being, every single one of us, made in the image of God. God created a world with incredible beauty, function, purpose, and potential. God saw    all of it, and saw that it was very good. Praise be to God on the long days, on the short days, and every day in between. Praise be to God our Creator,  Redeemer, and Sustainer, now and always.


In Christ,

The Rev. John G. Rights