A big beautiful moon can illuminate an otherwise dreary night. The days are short, the nights are long, and the temperatures are low. This can be a combination for difficulty. When the sun doesn’t shine quite as bright and for not as long, we can easily find ourselves longing for more. Depression can set in and make itself at home before we even realized we have opened the door. It can be challenging to find a reason to get up and get dressed, much less step outside. Why would anyone do this?
And yet, there is this big beautiful moon shining so brightly it casts shadows on life. What otherwise is hidden has been brought to life, in a new and different way. It isn’t the same as sunlight. There is no heat. There are no sunglasses needed. It is just a simple way of lighting the path on an otherwise challenging journey. We just don’t stop and recognize it nearly enough. Moons are for nighttime and nighttime is for sleep, I guess. But there are good things to be discovered when we get up a little early and experience the light of the moon.
I find this is just one more of those treasured gifts we take for granted. Something so simple can bring so much peace. God provides just what we need and the moon is an example of this. We don’t need all the lights we think we do. Things don’t have to be as bright as we want to make them. It is often that the light of the moon is enough. Nothing else is needed.
May God illuminate your path today and may your journey be filled with peace.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
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