“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)
I’ve always had a fascination with the sky.
The sun, the moon, the stars, and yes, even the clouds.
As a child, I’d love to stretch out on the grassy lot next to our house on 4th Street and watch the clouds transform into whatever my imagination wanted at the time.
For many years, dogs of all shapes and sizes were quite popular. 🙂
I also liked to wish upon a star…or two…even if I forgot that wish moments later.
When I’ve had a cloudy day both inside and out and am feeling a little sorry for myself, I’ve seen the clouds break and a ray of sunshine peek through the window.
Like a hug from Heaven.
And then there’s the moon.
It seems to show up in the sky when no one is paying attention, sort of like a mischievous child jumping out from behind a bush with a sly grin on their face.
So, when I heard about the Supermoon being the “closest and largest full moon of the year”, I wasn’t about to miss out.
I tip-toed up the hill in the backyard in my jammies and slippers, with camera in hand.
Let the show begin!
Initially, the view was blocked by neighborhood roofs.
But then, slowly it appeared, bigger and brighter than ever.
It was awesome.
I snapped picture after picture as it rose up higher and higher, getting more “super” by the minute.
I paused to review them, whispering outloud to me, myself, and I.
“Well, let’s take one last photo before we say good-night.”
And, when I put my camera back up to the sky, this is what I saw.
He had saved the best for last.
Beloved, during this week of all things Valentine, let’s never forget how much our Heavenly Father loves us.
He is stretching out His arms as wide as His big beautiful sky.
His nail scarred hands hold more Love for us than we can ever imagine.
The best kind.
Better than a Valentine.
Love from Above.
Spread your joy,