There is something about a fireplace that is so relaxing, so conducive to contemplation and reflection. I thank God for the cooler days, for the winter days that are right around the corner, and for the gift of fire.
“For our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12.29).
“…who makest the winds thy messengers, fire and flame thy ministers” (Ps. 104.4).
“Is not my word like fire, says the Lord” (Jer. 23.29).
“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light” (Ex. 13.21).