Have you ever looked up the meaning of the word august? I liked what I found as an adjective: marked by majestic dignity or grandeur. Who would have thought it? And the synonyms, wow.
Next, I checked the titles of archived August blogs. I posted a picture of “My Humble Childhood Home” in 2016, including its asbestos siding. Living in that little homestead house seems like a lifetime ago.
I wrote “Hot Summer Nights” in 2017 with a picture of my brother Gaylen and me in a washtub. Childhood memories outrank the state of the house where we lived.
“Summers with My Little Sister” (she’s five years younger), appeared in 2018, along with an Easter photo of the two of us.
A year later in 2019, my timely awkwardness and pin-curled hair are evident in “Tween to Teen Transition.”
In 2020, a picture of a musical score accompanied “Music Moves Me.”
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you, 1 Peter 5:7, set the pace for “He Brings Balance.” A picture of sunflowers shows with the 2021 post.
And I used a single sunflower for “Crazy, Hazy, Lazy Daze” last year.
I still didn’t know what to write. I wondered, does anyone even care? So I went back to majestic dignity. What do you picture at the word majestic? I see kingly beauty, and think of Majesty mentioned in David’s last Psalm, 145:5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
The song, “Majesty, Worship His Majesty” by Jack Williams Hayford, fills my heart with wonder. Jesus on His throne, what beauty! He’s clothed in dignity and splendor. He will be the light of heaven, no sun or moon required. Think “The Hallelujah Chorus” and picture heaven.
On the earth as we know it, majestic is often used as an adjective for mountains. Or the ocean. I just had a mental flash of Niagara Falls. Personally, I don’t see majesty in manmade structures.
And now, the word dignity. I’m thinking there’s more to August than the transition between summer and fall. Noble, honorable, impressive, exalted, lofty. I can’t overlook that all of these mighty words draw me to the last two books of the Bible. Has it been a while since you read about heaven? Check out Revelation 21:10 through 22:5 and what we have to look forward to.
Somehow, I doubt I’ll again turn the calendar to August without picturing the majesty of my Lord and Savior, and His Father, the God of all creation.