Sunday, January 11, 2009

Moonshadow

Oh, I'm being followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow
And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, oh if.... I won't have to work no more.
And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,
Yes if I ever lose my eyes, oh if.... I won't have to cry no more.
And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg,
Yes if I ever lose my legs, oh if.... I won't have to walk no more.
And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,
Yes if I ever lose my mouth, oh if.... I won't have to talk...
Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.
Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

Those are the lyrics from Cat Stevens' song Moonshadow. That took on a new meaning to me last night. I don't know if this was a universal thing or just something that happened where I live, but did you happen to look outside last night? It was amazing!

It was as light as I have ever remembered it (at least for 10:30 PM). And this all because of the shining of the moon (well, actually the reflection of the sun off the moon...). You could see distinct shadows from our trees in our yard and the whole atmosphere had a blue hue to it. It truly was beautiful. Someone mentioned to me that this weekend would be the brightest moon of the year. I'm not sure if that's true, but I believe it.

How about we take a cue from the moon this week and let our light shine wherever we go. Remember, you may be the only Bible someone you know ever reads.

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise you Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

2 comments:

hope42day said...

What a beautiful post...especially about being a light that may be the only Bible some people may read. I too live in Michigan. Unfortunately, we could not see the moon due to the snow coming down. However that was beautiful too!

Jim Lange said...

Thank you for checking in and for your nice comments. I'm sorry you couldn't see the moon that night, it was awesome!

Have a blessed day!