Thursday, August 22, 2013
One of the names for the August Full Moon is called the Full Red Moon due to haze that can be in the air. This picture doesn't look totally red, but it is, in real life, an orange-red due to the forest fires burning in and around our state. The skies are gray and hazy almost every day and so our view of the moon reflects the colors of pink, red, orange and varied colors in between.
The moon always makes me think of people. I imagine friends and family across the globe looking at the same moon that I do, and I give thanks for all of those special people. It's a silent, thoughtful time for me, and a time that I worship God and praise Him for the beauty of the earth. I sometimes think of all the people of history who went before us, all gazing at the same moon I see, all planning their days by the seasons of the same moon. It makes me feel small and yet important -- that God placed me here too and has a plan for me. The moon is a reminder that God is in control. I have comfort in that.
What do you think of when you see the moon?
"See how nature -- trees, flower, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence....we need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta