Monday, 21 June 2010


Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. It is marked by the longest days and shortest nights. The Summer solstice is on 21st June, which is the longest day in the year. The summer months, tend to be last June, July, August and September. The colours of summer are lush greens, vibrant blues, pink, golds, red, very colourful, because of the weather being warm, people take advantage of the weather, by going out more, more daytime activity.

The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon occurring in summer months at latitudes north and nearby to the south of the Arctic Circle, and south and nearby to the north of the Antarctic Circle where the sun remains visible at the local midnight. Given fair weather, the sun is visible for a continuous 24 hours, mostly north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle. The number of days per year with potential midnight sun increases the farther poleward one goes.

There are no permanent human settlements south of the Antarctic Circle, so the countries and territories whose populations experience it are limited to the ones crossed by the Arctic Circle, e.g.. Canada, United States of America (Alaska), Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and extremities of Iceland. A quarter of Finland's territory lies north of the Arctic Circle and at the country's northernmost point the sun does not set for 73 days during summer. In Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost inhabited region of Europe, there is no sunset from approximately 19 April to 23 August. The extreme sites are the poles where the sun can be continuously visible for a half year.

Because of the sun we have more activity, people tend to be much happier. Summer reminds of the long school holidays, more people who live in the city, either leave the country or go on the annual 'summer holidays'.

Generally it is a fun time for people.

Genesis 8:22

While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

From this we know that Elohim created the seasons.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.

The seasons are God's reason for everything to be put its place and order. Everything is done in a particular time or season. Seasons and time effect plant life, God has made every plant according habitat and climate, some plants need heat to grow and thrive, others need cooler temperatures, while some are perfectly happy in cold climate and can withstand frost and ice.

If we look at the beginning of Genesis 1:5

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
  5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
In verse 2 where the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep, in other words the earth was in chaos, so Elohim brought order to chaos and when we read in later verses, he created the various elements, day, night, the universe, the seasons, the forests, plantation, then he created man. The garden was created and he put man in it.

The same way Elohim likes order, it is the same way we should copy his example, everything he has put in creation for us to observe and take note.

Proverbs 30:24 -28

There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they
are exceeding wise:
The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in
the summer;
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in
the rocks;
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by
The spider take hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

This shows organisation and the Divine order of things. We can learn a lot for each of the seasons, but we must be open to get knowledge and wisdom and in all our getting we must get understanding.