Today, try to find a verse or passage, a snippet of something that mentions the moon. Then write to it. How does it apply to your life? How does it affect you? Has it ever helped you?
If you don't have a passage, that's okay, too; I'm sure you still have some thoughts and connections to that awesome moon!
Yesterday was the convergence of many moon happenings. First we had the second full moon of January, so it was a Blue Moon. Then it was also the closest it comes to the earth all month, so it was a Supermoon. And there was a total lunar eclipse revealing to many the Blood Moon (due to the red color of the moon during the eclipse).
I am so excited to read what others have come up with today. I'm hoping it is as exciting to you. Did you see the eclipse? Here in Maine it is not a very clear event, and it was early yesterday morning. I awoke at 4:45 am (which I have been doing some lately). I had forgotten that I even wanted to get up early to see the full blue, super, soon to be blood, moon. I was thinking I'd get up and start the oatmeal in my little slow cooker for breakfast a couple of hours later. When I came out of the bedroom and walked through the living room with its big windowed cathedral ceiling, there was light on the floor and shadows cast by trees and the window dividers. I went to the window and could see the full moon shining big and bright, staring at me.
Unfortunately, the beginnings of the eclipse here were happening just as the moon was setting, or really just after it had set. So you could only see it at a good high point that was unobstructed - so you could peek around the curve of the earth! By the time it was starting to do any eclipsing, it was light and gone well down past our trees and the other side of the river valley. So I didn't see it.
The moon has always fascinated me. The lunar landing happened when I was a teen. So exciting. We were really on a roll with space exploration. I expected that we would be way farther along by now. Mars or moon living certainly would have been established by 2000, let alone 2018. Maybe we'd also have made contact with those on other planets.
I remember as a young child, sitting in the back seat of our station wagon, traveling at night to see cousins or grandparents and seeing that moon out the window following us. I asked my mother about it. Was it really following us? No? Then why does it look like it is?
And more questions. Why did it look different sometimes? Was it really a different shape? How come we couldn't see all of it? What was it made of? Was it a sun or star? Then how come it was lit up? I was just fascinated by the fact that the other side of the moon had been unseen by anyone, yet this side was always there for us to see.
The moon to me is the symbol of the infinite possibilities of life and knowledge, my mother's care and the eternal care of the Lord. It is a comfort knowing that it is our night light in a dark world, a sign that God is always there even when you can't see the sun.
It is my reminder to be a reflection, casting His light wherever there is darkness.
Psalm 136: 9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
My found poem from a collection of verses with Moon in them:
references in no particular order:
Deut. 4:19, Job 25:5, Ps 8:3, Ps 72:5, Ps 72:7, Ps 136:9
consider the moon
to rule by night
the moon endureth
to rule by night
the moon endureth
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