The sun dances in and out of the sailing clouds. Songs of summer still harmonize from within the shady trees and just now the crickets are chiming in their melody. The neighbors are finishing their weekend chores of mowing lawns and washing cars and the kids are settling in to their once-again school night rhythms.
There isn’t anything like a Sunday afternoon. It offers a chance to breathe, a place to pause and we are better for savoring its moments. Here on the back deck, bathed in summer memories, I reflect on one season coming to an end and I anticipate the one ahead.
May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor
and give you his peace.