Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Super Moon

I will sing of the Lord's great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

                                                            Psalm 89: 1 & 2

This is the night of the Super Moon.

Before June, 2013, I paid little attention to the moon.  I knew it was there every night but its phases and closeness to earth and its eclipses were very small blips on my personal radar.  Then came the night after my first chemo infusion when I watched from my hospital room as the Super Moon rose.  From my vantage point, it looked like it was coming right up out of the river.  Just for me.

I have held that experience with the moon as a sign from God that I could count on him to be faithful to me and whatever the earthly outcome of my illness, I would be with Him. 

Tonight, I won't see the moon make its glorious rise because the Florida coastline is covered with clouds.  But I know beyond any doubt that the moon is there.  And I realized, as I stood in my yard staring toward the east and hoping for a glimpse of that bright ball in the sky, that this is a life lesson in faith. 

I can't see it right now, but I know it's there.  Babbie Mason said it this way:

There is a God in Heaven
And I am in His plan
He will forsake me never
My life is in His hands.
His boundless love will lead me
As long as time endures
Oh, this I know
This I know for sure.

(This I Know For Sure, words and music by @Babbie Mason)