An Aurora Borealis: Better Than Testimony Meeting

Christian J - March 21, 2007


Maybe its because I’m surrounded by artifice. Maybe its because I was up at 3am meeting a deadline hopped up on cough syrup. Either way, this image on the front page of the New York Times brought a tear to my eye.

I thought of Alma’s words: all things denote there is a God. The earth is one of His greatest witnesses. Lets take care of it.


  1. Very well said. Other stunning images of the aurora can be viewed at

    Comment by David O. — March 22, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  2. CJ – Thanks for the picture and for imploring us to be responsible. I think I’ve re-printed this before but it has always been a favorite scripture:

    What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
    For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
    Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet Psalms 8:4-6
    What an awesome blessing. What an awesome responsibility.

    Comment by Lamonte — March 22, 2007 @ 4:05 am

  3. Looks like something out of the Ghostbusters movie.

    Comment by Connor — March 22, 2007 @ 8:21 am

  4. That is really stunning.

    Those people look cold.

    Comment by Susan M — March 22, 2007 @ 9:05 am

  5. Are those real people? I can’t tell at that jpeg size.

    Comment by Seth R. — March 22, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  6. I had a moment flying between DC and SLC where I saw the aurora borealis. Simply mesmorizing.

    Comment by Garth — March 22, 2007 @ 11:33 am

  7. Yes Seth, those are real Japanese tourists in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Comment by cj douglass — March 22, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

  8. Ahh, but are tourists “real people?”

    Comment by Seth R. — March 23, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  9. So this is where my family hangs out. Cj, I’m impressed with your blogging. Keep it up.

    Comment by Jeremiah J. — March 23, 2007 @ 7:51 pm

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