Sunday, March 20, 2011

The moon

Last night the moon reached its apogee and came as close as it can in its orbit to earth.  It was said to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter in appearance, and hasn’t been that big and bright in twenty years.

I have always felt such a calming love for the moon.  I am reminded of my Lord whenever I see it.  It is constant, even though its appearance may change.  At times, the moon cannot even be found—but it is there.  When it is big and bright, like it has been this week, the night looks like dawn.  Nothing can hide; even the shadows are lit. 

This helps me remember that even when things may feel dark and I cannot find or feel God’s presence, He is there.  He is constant.  Even when I feel close to Him, it is not Him Who has changed.  It is only my perspective that changes the appearance of my Lord.

I so appreciate that he placed our moon to orbit our world.  I am thankful that I can see His handiwork and His Nature—His character—through His nature. 

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