Tuesday Night Moon 4/4/23

Truly was hovering over my yard alone when I gazed upon its mystery. That was how I felt seeing this moon last evening.

I stepped out in my tiny yard to do a chore and spotted a universal PHENOMENON that seemed to be over my community which covers Nothern Virginia and Washington DC!

Biblical references use the moon symbol to highlight cosmic events, divine epiphanies and the ephemeral nature of human life and history (see, for example, Isaiah 30,26; 60,19; Revelations 21,23).

Did you see this moon? If so, where were you? Was there a message for the universe in the glorious display of night light?

There seems to be so much fear, stress, and disunity among peoples around the world? Hope that once rang loud and clear seems to have found a way in the midst of so much disarray to have lost its beautiful tones and often plays hopelessness.

We that have heard and responded to the message of death and resurrection of God’s son hold a universal truth to be lived and shared. How we might ask?

This week we pause to meditate on the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, The Messiah. We often relate his death to a familiar story to many of us.

The prophet Jonah, “You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the sea, and the flood surrounded me; all your billows and waves have submerged me … The waters closed over me; the deep engulfed me” (Jonah 2:3, 5; Matthew 12:39–40). And, then;

“The passion” is really the mystery of all mysteries, It’s a grand movie title and for us it means the events which ends Jesus’s earthly life: his betrayal, trial, execution on a cross, and death.…

And, we as Believers pick up the storyline of Resurrection which we often call Resurrection Day “Easter” and for 2023 is only a few days away.

“Then he [Jesus]said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)

12 thoughts on “Tuesday Night Moon 4/4/23

  1. “Did you see this moon? If so, where were you?”

    I did see the moon last night. I was outside sitting on my deck watching the birds fly and move about and listening to their different sounds. My back was toward the moon, but I turned behind me and there it was.

    Your photo of it, Sara, is amazingly beautiful and really captures, “the glorious display of night light?”

    The scripture you cited, Isaiah 30:26, is one that sure gives hope to what you wrote, “There seems to be so much fear, stress, and disunity among peoples around the world? “

    “The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.”

  2. Pause and think on John the Revelator’s view of Jesus the Messiah. God illuminated the city and The Lamb is its lamp and light!

    🎼Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
    And He lives forever,
    With His saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose!
    Hallelujah! Christ arose!🎼🥁

    “And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the glory (splendor, radiance) of God has illumined it, and the Lamb is its lamp and light.”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21‬:‭23‬ ‭AMP‬‬

  3. A many of us celebrate “Holy Week” following along the path Jesus took to make a path way for forgiveness of our sins, abundant living and assurance of Eternal Life we read our scriptures, meditate, pray and play with bunnies, eggs and toys. The all inclusive find a way to share, hope, love and embrace one another. There will be many people entering the doors of a church this Sunday and hearing this story and making a commitment of faith for the very first time. Others of us that have been blessed to have walked out faith over years will be ready with outstreatched arms in love to find ways and time to be a mentor of hope for our new family members.*

    We are humbled by such Love!✝️ Today we know as Good Friday. We gather around dinner tables to celebrate by reading scriptures, prayer and teaching, learning and sharing as we look forward to Resurrection Sunday to sings Hymns of faith a little louder and with hopefully increased faith.

    Suggested readings for GOOD FRIDAY
    Jesus’ crucifixion:
    Matthew 27:1-61
    Also read: Mark 15:1-47;
    Luke 22:66 – 23:55; John 18:28 – 19:42

    “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:23b–24).

    *our handheld phone here and other sites might be our new dinner table or front porch chat. We often seek wisdom and guidance from The Holy Spirit for new venues to host His children and our new family members. 💗

  4. Thank you, Sara, for faithfully writing about this “Holy Week” and posting the suggested readings. about Jesus crucifixion and the great price He paid for us. Just like you wrote, “We are humbled by such Love!”

  5. Great read for Resurrection Day! Easter Sunday!

    Jesus is Risen!
    Matthew 28
    Also read: Mark 16:1-8;
    Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9

  6. The moon in the picture is so bright and beautiful! 🌝
    The footnotes for Revelation 21: 22-24 days: (NIV) “ The temple, the center of God‘s presence among his people, was the primary place of worship. No temple is needed in the new city, however, because God‘s presence will be everywhere. God will be the light in the new Jerusalem. Light represents what is good, pure, true, holy, and reliable. Darkness represents what is sinful and evil. That God’s glory illuminates the city means that the city will be enveloped by him, who is perfectly holy and true. Light is also related to truth and that it exposes whatever exists. Just as darkness cannot exist in the presence of light, so sin cannot exist in the presence of a holy God. The city will be completely without sin and evil. We will be able to worship God throughout the city, nothing will hinder us from being with him.” I can’t begin to even imagine what is being described here! Can you? A city with NO SIN and NO EVIL!

    1. “Light is also related to truth and that it exposes whatever exists.”
      From Tammy’s footnotes…that’s a pause for thought and more thought! And, the city spoken of is a City of Hope that’s obtainable for all. That makes for a promise for those needing a home, food and those that live in mansions.

      No Tammy, not able to imagine the City living you described. But, might be worth trying! Would you agree?

      1. Absolutely Sara, and did you know Sara that the ticket to the city is FREE!!!!The debt has been paid, for ALL people, by Jesus!

  7. I found a fun fact on the internet…..”The simple standard definition of Easter is that it is the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox. If the full Moon falls on a Sunday then Easter is the next Sunday.
    https://www.rmg.co.uk › topics › w…”

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