I’ll Fly Away

seagull in clear sky over sea

Today we need a big rock in our pocket to prevent us from flying away, or being blown away by the wind.

A few weeks ago one of the wind turbines in the area lost part of a blade, and just this week north of here forty or more miles another wind turbine had an oops.

I’m not a big fan of wind turbines. One turbine can look graceful on the horizon, but 200 of them look sinister. At night their red eyes look downright evil. I am accused of being not progressive. This is what I’ve read and some of what I know: they are very expensive to put up and maintain. They aren’t always efficient and wind, as well as solar, has definite drawbacks.

Two major problems are they don’t work if the wind isn’t blowing or in the case of the solar when the sun doesn’t shine. They are noisy, sometimes extremely noisy. There are people who say they have affected their health, and some of us are concerned that they influence the rainfall and weather patterns. In winter the blades can throw ice chunks breaking car windows, and windows in general. When the blades break off they can throw those and are a real hazard. They do give people jobs and that’s not a bad thing.

All that glitters isn’t gold, and gold doesn’t always glitter. Value? How do we determine value? Now, there are some things that are priceless, like Ron Ananian says, ‘A good mechanic isn’t expensive, they’re priceless.” There are many things that are priceless; A beautiful sunrise or sunset, a gentle rain when needed; The smile of a child, the smile of a loved one; peace at the end of a good day, and so many more things. Most of them are priceless because they can’t be bought for money.

Isaiah 65:

17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

18  But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19  And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

20  There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

21  And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

22  They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

23  They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.

24  And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

25  The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.