Last night, we had a lovely dinner on our front porch. We've been working to convert the front porch into a delightful alternative living space:
Later I returned to the front porch thinking I would simply blow out the citronella candle. But then I was captivated by the sight of the full moon and the palm trees.
I stayed outside for awhile, snapping pictures and watching how the clouds moved across the moon. I experimented with different camera settings. The shot below is blurry because I used the night setting. But I still find it compelling:
I thought about this marvelous creation, about a moon that revolves around us, regardless of what's happening on the planet. I thought about the creator who made it all. I thought about the larger cosmos and how it points to God.
I thought about how I love the look of lighted windows at night.
When I was younger, it made me feel shut out. At midlife, it makes me feel tender towards humanity--just as the full moon makes me feel that way about the larger creation and God.
I believe that God feels the same tenderness towards humanity--and all of creation.
feeling the feelings…
9 months ago