The Super Moon
For a second night, the Super Moon hung in the sky beckoning us to leave behind the artificial blue lights of our technology and gaze upon real light created by the Master. Hubby and I grabbed the camera and stomped through the ankle deep, nighttime green of our grass. Pushing aside the possibility of what type of bugs my bare feet could encounter (Hubby wore flip flops), we plodded to a space against the block wall where the great beam in the sky was unobstructed by houses or trees.
Hubby snapped away, changed the dials, tried different settings and finally got the picture he liked. All the while I’m saying, “I really need to read that photo manual so that I will know how to set the camera for events like this.” Hubby kept twisting dials and shooting.
When Hubby had a photo that showed the definitions of moon, he was satisfied and went back into the house to finish out a restful night with a favorite program. I tried coaxing him out front with me to attempt something a little more artsy. He declined. I hesitated and then launched forward. Tonight I was able to take an even better photo than last night. Probably because of watching Hubby’s experimenting.
|My artsy attempt|
After snapping away for awhile, I returned to the comforts of home. Enriched by the view of God’s grandeur in creation and the shared adventure with Hubby, I stretched out on the sofa. This time I was truly at peace.
How often do we ignore the beckoning of the True Light to come away with Him for the mundane blue electronic lights that ask nothing of us? And they can give us only minimal pleasure but not true joy. I know I do that too often. I think that I’m in my comfort zone, I have the rest I need, and I can listen to God later. We are duped. We miss out on the awesome experience of sharing treasured moments with the God of the universe who just wants to whisper His love and comfort into the parched depths of our souls. We settle for so much less.
|Using some of Hubby’s wisdom for my photo|
Tonight as I turn out the artificial lights that give a warm glow to our home, I am thanking The Light for His warm gifts of love this past week:
971) Talking with my best friend who now lives on another continent
972) Running errands with Hubby
973) Clouds in the sky signaling that the monsoon season is on its way in~rain for this dry desert
974) Notes from friends
975) A good report from the doctor
976) The privilege to pray for a dear friend
977) Our women’s Bible Study that placed a hunger in my heart for more of God’s Word, more of Him
978) Catching up on laundry and organizing the household, making it more welcome and cozier
979) More sleep
980) Meeting someone at church that I had never met before~sharing with her about our upcoming women’s retreat
Thank you Lord for all of these good gifts!
Lovely words and lovely images! It was too cloudy for us to see the moon last night 🙁 I’m glad others got to see it though and take pictures to share with the rest of us!
Oh my, you’re almost up to 1,000! Good for you. And I loved your photo and your message today. I for one, don’t want to ignore the True Light.
Blessings and love,
Beautiful words! I love your reminder that we get duped when we settle for less…. and your pictures are beautiful!
Great Images and words. Have you have a wonderful week
Oh, I’m so sad I missed that. My hubs thought we couldn’t see it unless we got up at 4am. Your pictures turned out great. Nice visiting from Playdates.
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us!! Thank you so much for the reminder today to not miss what He has in store for me. I was your neighbor at Tell Me A Story 🙂
AMEN!!!! Why do we always want to settle for less, when we can have GOD’S BEST???
Great analogy with the light and THE LIGHT!!!!
You are amazing!!!!
Amazing photos! I immediately noticed how your masterpiece speaks of a woman’s touch and your hubbie’s, of a man’s! Yours is sort of soft, mysterious and feminine, while your husband’s are functional, practical and with no frills.
Bless you, dear Janis
Hi Janis! I am visiting you from SDG.
I love those moon photos, it has been raining here, so we pretty much missed the whole event. It’s so lovely that the moonlight turned your heart to thanking God for his blessings. (I especially like the sleep one :))
Nice to meet you!
Peace in Christ,
Love the photos, and the message was very powerful. I had to be away from home this week, and I had to hear all about the super Moon coming up over the mountain from my husband. It sounded like a breath-taking sight.
How often we tend to take for granted the way that the heavens speak of His handiwork. We should remember that the Creator of the Universe loves each one of US by name!
I loved all your (and hubby’s) photos of the moon. A full moon is always so awesome. Our first child was born during a full moon. I am not sure if the moon had anything to do with it. smile. Thanks for sharing at “Tell me a Story.”
I always enjoy seeing the moons, taking photos. I’m so happy for you that they were such a huge blessing, so heart-filling.
Thank you for sharing so beautifully.
wonderful photos and I good words. I love that line “handmade sky jewelry”