The beginning of the year on Pollywog Creek is in our unpredictable season of not-summer—an eclectic combination of fall, winter, and spring all at once.
Summer here in the deep, sub-tropical south is fairly predictable. The air-conditioner runs 24/7, it's oppressively hot and muggy, and afternoon thunderstorms are the norm.
Not-summer is less predictable. We might need the air-conditioner, open the windows or turn on the heater. It can be humid outside or dry. In the same week.
A cold front might bring rain, thunderstorms, or fizzle out and stall before it passes through. Already this month we have run the air-conditioner more days than not, had three severe storms with tornado warnings and turned on the heater.
This is how we are beginning 2016, and it's a thousand gifts and more.
Also, he has put eternity into man's heart,
yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
calling the generations from the beginning?
I, the Lord, the first,
and with the last; I am he.