Monday, January 6, 2014

Extreme Cold -> Sun Dogs!

Due to the extreme cold we are experiencing today (the high reached today was -11*), the sun has given us a very short, but amazing display!

I was able to see the sunset sun dog and catch it on camera, but some who were up to see the sunrise say they saw it then as well.

Here are a few pictures.  (No editing whatsoever.)

I tried the Sunset setting on the camera.  (Sorry for the camera reflection.)

These were really basic, just on Auto.

The earth (and sun, in this case) is full of wonderful and amazing beauty!  It is great to dwell on how neat it is, however, it doesn't just happen.  God, the Creator of all, was the Mastermind who made and arranged everything in its place, set the times and seasons, and programed DNA!  Even to this day, everything continues only because He sustains it!
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.
~ Psalm 19:1

God has much to teach us through His creation, and it is good for us to marvel at it, as well as study it.  Creation is intended to point us to its Creator.  We have to beware lest we should lose our focus and be among those who "...worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator...."  (See Romans 1.)

Let us, like King Darius, recognize and glorify the LORD for the all-powerful God that He is.
Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.  I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for He is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even unto the end.  He delivereth and rescueth, and He worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, Who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
~ Daniel 6:25-27