Fervent Heat

April. Spring. Idaho. Winter's wrath melted away. Winter's waste waits. Last year's autumn flotsam sits upon earth while rotting.

Propane's hiss escapes as gas fills hose. Ignite. Flame glows an ombré of orange and blue. Flame ignites debris. Flame engulfs refuse. Calm day. Grey skies. Work begins. Family works as one to feed fire's unrelenting appetite. Dead trees catch; fire laps and increases. Old stumps piled upon ever-wanting flame. Destruction consumes. Bonfire builds. Carnage ensues.

Timber thrown. Fervent heat. “Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy living and godliness, looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? But, according to His promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” [2 Peter 3:11-13] Another example laid before me.

The dregs and dross that lay behind: a constant reminder.

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