The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place

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I originally posted this in November 2014 and while reviewing my past posts decided this one should go up again. No re-writing. This is it as it originally appeared.

The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place

It is one of those things that is only seen about once a year, and this happens to be the time. There are two dead trees just off the road. I drive by them every day on my drive home. Around mid-autumn, just after the ritualistic changing of the clocks, the full moon rises at just the right time, at just the right angle, in just the right spot, to make this beautiful scene. I first noticed it last year and made an image then, but it got buried somewhere in my archives. If I can find it I’ll add it to this post later.


The incredible majesty and awesome hand of God he lets me see in creation is a constant reminder of his grace. None of us deserve this life, this day, this moment. It is all a wonderful gift from God, and when we choose to see with spiritual eyes, we are given the privilege to marvel in the works of his hands.

I can imagine David, the shepherd who would one day be king, tending his flock and looking up at the moon and stars, marveling over the wonderful works of God.

Psalm 8

1 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!



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