Sunday, May 6, 2012
Super Moon Search Light, Jamestown, NC
Within the past few days we’ve experienced a super moon in the night sky as our moon passes at its closest elliptical path for the year. It seems 14% larger and 30% brighter right now! As you probably know, the moon simply reflects the light of our sun from the other side of planet earth, just as we should reflect the light of God’s son as we complete another trip around the sun!
We are continuously in awe of the ongoing process of creation that God orchestrates with every new sunrise AND moonrise in our lives, demonstrating just how active he is every day AND every night in this world. And yet how many times do we forget to simply pause and remind ourselves that this temporary mortal life is God’s gift to us and how we live it is our gift to him? The trials of this life are manageable with his presence, especially when we consider the eternal life that he has assured us we will experience at the end of our journey. We trouble our minds with regrets of the past or worry about a future that may never happen, especially in the dark hours of the night. We need to simply recognize the vast potential for joyous living in this present moment in the light of a new day with gratitude and exaltation. Sorry and worry are transient, while our spiritual soul is both timeless and boundless. The Psalmist reminds us that our creator will preserve our soul and that his loving presence is always with us.