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Super Moon

They call it a Super Moon. And you can see it tonight, April 26th, 2021. It’s the first of only two super moons which will occur in 2021. It’s called a super moon because the nearness of the full moon to the earth at this time makes the moon appear to be its largest and brightest.

There are two things that come to my mind as I think about the beautiful astronomical event that’s taking place tonight. 1st is how the Bible tells us that the power and glory of God can be seen in nature. There are several scriptures that mention this truth. A few examples from the many include:  Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made.”, Romans 1:20 “since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.”, and Psalm 8:1 “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.”

And 2nd, the other thing that comes to my mind, is how the full moon serves as such a great visual reminder of the goal we should have as Christians to live lives that clearly reflect Jesus. Think about it. The moon is full (of light) and the light of the sun is most brightly reflected at this time because this world hasn’t come between it and the sun.  You and I best reflect the love, the life, and the message of Jesus (the Son of God) when we don’t let the things of this world come between Jesus and us.

I encourage you to check out tonight’s moon and to think on the words of Proverbs 27:19, which says “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”     

P.S. If you’re a real fan of nature as I am, want more details on this year’s super moons, and why tonight’s moon is called a “Pink Super Moon” you can get details here…

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