The photo was taken this evening when my family came in from the outdoors and asked if I had seen the Moon. This is what I saw.... The crescent Moon and Venus dance together as a pair in perfect step. If you enjoy the night sky, click here.
I just began reading a book that I have wanted to read for some time. It's called Gold by Moonlight by Amy Carmichael who was a beloved missionary to the people of India (1895). This quote spoke especially to my heart tonight.
There was a traveler who at first saw nothing of the light that was shining in the wood. After a while the thought moved softly -- "I am with you all the days, and all day long."
But just as a flower never presses its sweetness upon anyone but freely gives to him who desires it, and to him as often as he will, so that thought of peace did not force itself upon the traveler, and yet it did lovingly offer to his lips a cup of healing.
And then -- but how it came to be so has never yet been told -- the gloom of the darkness was gone, the light in the wood shone forth and the glory thereof.