Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flower Moon

I confess that I have been fretting and worrying lately. I have the quite wrong notion that I am able to control life by worrying about it, I think. Of course, I know better, but I often forget. Sometimes God reminds me in lovely ways that He is in charge. Tonight there was a full moon, the closest this year to the earth. The news called it a "Super Moon." The Algonquin name for the May full moon is the "flower moon,' and I prefer that name.

I went outside and photographed the moon from my yard, coming up over our old trees. It was as big as it could be, and feeling very close to the tippy-tops of my trees. It reminded me of the verse I learned as a child: "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." (Genesis 8:22) It has always been one of my favorite verses, especially when I feel like life's events are spinning out of my control. It reminds me that Someone is in control, and that the moon will keep shining, as will the sun, and seasons will come and go without my having to program them or fret them into being.

The moon is lovely and bright here in Colorado. I'm sure if you look up, you will find that it is lovely and bright and that it will continue to shine where you are, as well.

Thank you, Lord, for this Flower Moon, and the for reminder it is of your control over our seasons and our world.

1 comment:

Julia Kelly said...

Thanks for reminding me!