and then the whole night sky danced a whirl of grace

14 10 2014

Life has been busy. 

School keeps me totally bent over – in prayer for what to do next and sometimes in laughter at the delightful things the kids do. 

Deon has been helping to put a roof on for some friends. His body aches with the work but he is making a difference. 

Our first winter snows have fallen… but that will get a blog of its own.


And then.  Between a skype chat talking of my grandfather’s brave brother who died in WW1, being honoured at the Tower of London tomorrow;  Reading of and looking at video clips of a horrific accident in the area where I grew up, wrecking over 50 cars in one go; Between the signs of real messy human life, God shows up.

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There is absolutely no way that a camera can capture it… these are token efforts. 


I wanted to dance, weep, laugh outrageously and lie prostrate all at once, at this, our first dance of the Northern Lights.  I could not work any buttons on any device, but Deon captured these as I stood laughing-weeping. 

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  We stood watching the night sky, with vague cloud shapes. A friend nearby had sent pictures from their place, and we caught a glimpse of green cloud before dashing inside for cameras. 

As we stood outside watching the vaporous clouds, darkness all around, expectation was building.  The cloud shapes were pretty and definitively not like the usual African skies we have come to know.


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But then suddenly beams began dancing, light began moving and pipe organ pipes of grandeur flashed. 

There is no reason for such beauty to exist in the world except for a loving gracious Father to bless His little ones with His presence. Each millisecond showed a completely new skyscape.  Each moment, we can see His care. 

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Underservingly being pursued with relentless love – His boundless GRACE. 

Zephaniah 3:17New Living Translation (NLT)

For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.

He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”IMG_3824 (Medium)





One response

16 10 2014
Susan Selby

Too Wonderful …
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Stay put … we will be there this time next year!
S and D

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