While Irish summer may not have the same look and feel as what we’re used to in the Western United States, I can attest to the fact that it is currently in full swing! We see this in many ways:
- School is out. Secondary school tends to conclude in early June while primary runs through the end of that month.
- Days are long. Up here on the 53rd parallel, the length of days varies greatly during the year. It does get dark of course – eventually, but the hours of full darkness this time of year are maybe 4 or 5.
- Tourists are here. The kids love to play a game they call “spot the tourist”, although it’s really not fair this time of year. The city centre is packed with visitors from all over the world.
- People are outside. It may not be a sweltering heatwave, and there may be frequent rain, cloud, or wind; but people love to be outdoors! Americans tend toward the shade in summer while people here congregate under the sun whenever they can.
Even though the rhythm of life is changing around for the next few weeks, we’re still finding much to keep us busy! I’m reminded of 2 Timothy 4:2, which begins,
preach the word; be ready in season and out of season… [NASB]
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Any way you slice it, get out there and enjoy your summer (with all apologies to anyone reading from the Southern Hemisphere). Thanks for reading, and thanks be to God for all He has done!