I love summer!
I look forward each winter to days of sunshine and warmth. I'm outside as much as possible—it seems I have a renewed sense of the beauty of God's creation. I've been marveling at each detail on my summer walks, drinking it in before these lovely days of summer are behind us. I'm realizing that so many times I take for granted all God has done in the world and in my heart! Spread out in front of me are thousands of wonderful, everyday miracles.
Recently I came across this quote from C. S. Lewis:
"God creates the vine and teaches it to draw up water by its roots and, with the aid of the sun, to turn that water into juice which will ferment and take on certain qualities. Thus every year, from Noah's time til ours, God turns water into wine. That, men fail to see.
Either like the pagans they refer the process to some finite spitrt, Bacchus or Dionysus; or else, like the moderns, they attribute real and ultimate causality to the chemical and other material phenomena which are all that our sense can discover in it.
But when Christ at Cana makes water into wine, the mask is off. Yet the miracle has only half its effect if it only convinces us that Christ is God. It will have its full effect if, whenever we see a vineyard or drink a glass of wine, we remember that here works He who sat at the wedding party in Cana."
From Miracles, an essay by C.S. Lweis