During the year we had family visiting and as we live on the coast, we decided to go to the beach one night and watch the full moon rise over the ocean. It was rather eerie as it was a partly cloudy evening.
It wasn’t easy to take photos but the image we had clearly came to mind when months later I read the following verse from Job:
Job 26:9 He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.
In his search for answers, Job mentions different facets of God’s handiwork in this chapter:
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.
He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. …
He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness.
And he concludes: And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"
The moon is such a minute part of His creation and yet so often such a prominent feature of our night sky and so easy to observe.
Perhaps we can take time to stop and look at it, to remember Job’s words and to contemplate on the Lord’s mighty power.