Remnants of a Supermoon at Sunrise

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“If you see the moon rising gently on your fields

If the wind blows softly on your face

If the sunset lingers while cathedral bells peal

And the moon has risen to her place

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done

And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do

And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone’s who true

Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you.

And if you look in the mirror at the end of a hard day

And you know in your heart you have not lied

If you gave love freely and you earned an honest wage

And If you’ve got Jesus by your side

You can thank the Father for the things that He has done

And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do

And if you find a love that’s tender, if you find someone’s who true

Thank the Lord, He’s been doubly good to you.”

(by Rich Mullins, sung by Amy Grant)

     After much ado about a phenomena in the heavens this past weekend, I had to wait for my shot at capturing it in a picture as it faded into the morning of a new week.  The four dogs had awakened me with clamorous barks as a strange duo of large white dogs, turned gray by their wanderings, traversed “their territory” behind the house. For my horse, the excitement started her day with a show.  She’s so attentive to every detail of the goings on around the farm, it’s a delight to see her standing fully at attention with ears perked and eyes fixed on whatever passes our way.  

This morning was a reminder to me that intruders can come to steal our hope and trample our peace underfoot, if we aren’t careful to remember that God’s mercies are new every morning.  Sunrises are missed when we sleep too long or get distracted by past offenses.

And sometimes disturbances can be the wake up call needed to redirect our steps, as remnants of what captivated us for a season fades.  And so the song and its lyrics play silently in a loop inside my head to regain the peace threatened……and I thank Him for the things He’s yet to do, as remnants of a Supermoon fade with the sunrise on a new, mercy- filled day.

    

 

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