At the time of the hottest, most humid part of the summer months, the ancient Greeks and Romans saw the appearance of the “Dog Star” Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Thus, they called them the “Dog Days of Summer” and knew that summer’s time was limited and soon it would be cooling off.
It is wonderful that we serve a God that has purposed different times, seasons, and occasions in our lives. It’s not all summer. It’s not all fall or winter. It’s not all good, but it’s also not all bad. His will is that we seek to know Him better no matter what time in our life. How have you purposed in the dog days to deepen your relationship with Him? He is the one that will never change and will always be good (James 1:17)!
Graeber Road church of Christ