Thursday, August 4, 2016

Horseless Thursday w/Lightning, Pistis & Hypostasis

Early again, 0344 with heavy lightning over the Gulf of Mexico far off to the west and wrapping round to the south. Far because there’s no sound of thunder. Or perhaps not so far: some lightning streaks off Thomas Drive close enough they're startling. Waking around midnight the thunder and lightning was upon us; and we’ve had rain, as going out on the porch got my socks wet. What do I hate? I hate that, wet socks. 

Dark of course, and an active day ahead as Thursday opens quiet and black. 

Friend recently emailed me pics from more than a century ago, early 1900s, black and white of course, city views across the continent. 

City traffic, my interest is the automobiles, some so early that horse and buggies are mixed with the cars, trucks and public conveyance busses. 

Below both from the brass era, the black car is a Model T prominently labeled Ford. Behind it, I can't see a horse, vehicle may be a "curved-dash" early horseless.

21st century automobile design is so smooth and sleek that the motor is out of mind, but in some of these not so, the covered motor sticking oddly out front where a few years ago would've been a horse. Early term horseless carriage. 

What to make of this homiletically:

Now faith πίστις is the substance ὑπόστασις of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. ... But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:1-3, 6 KJV).

On my mind as navigation lights flash across StAndrewsBay, width and the length of it. Red, green ...

Still no thunder.


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