I hate fireworks.
I am one of those "weird" people.
I don't find them beautiful.
Not even pretty.
I do think they are incredible.
Powerful and interesting.
They are loud. They are dangerous. They are expensive.
For years our neighborhood, where the girls grew up, had an outrageous firework exhibit. I had a neighbor, who had a rather large love for fireworks. He spent thousands... tens of thousands on his firework displays. He hired crews. Hired firemen, and hired police men to handle the powerful illuminations and the crowds of people that came to our neighborhood to watch. We, as well as all our neighbors, took an advantage of this spectacular show to have massive cookouts and enjoyed the show. Mike spent an average of $16,000 per 4th of July. Seriously...
While we enjoyed our cookouts, and the entertainment that my neighbor provided. And while we deeply appreciated the precaution he took...I couldn't help but think of what all that money spent on a two hour firework show could do.
Let me tell you what I find truly incredible and beautiful.
God's natural fiery displays.
To me there is nothing more powerful than this.
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