Moonlight in the Darkness
How dark and desolate the night would be without any light! How difficult—at times impossible—our survival from dusk to dawn, without the moon. A good friend once told me that his initial step from unbelief to faith—faith in a loving God that is—was impelled by a moonlit night. He looked up at the moon and it occurred to him that this singular satellite had the unique purpose of turning a dark, perilous night into a luminous, hospitable one. It might have been an overly anthropocentric view of the heavens, and yet, for those of us who dare to believe that God became one of His creatures, that He died for them, out of love, such humanly/heavenly focus may not be out of place.