The moon conjures up so many images: space travel, cheese, and, this week in particular, a solar eclipse. We experienced a near total eclipse in Colorado on Monday. Bright daylight turned dim even though the sky stayed a brilliant blue. High temperatures dropped significantly. The sun became an orange sliver through the special glasses.
The moon is also a reminder of children. For me, it is my children. In elementary school they learned the phases of the moon in detail. For weeks on end at home we had to record the waxing and waning.
It fascinated them to see it at night—a crescent or full circle.
It intrigues the child in me too—how the moon pulls the water on our globe and changes the tides around the world.
However, there is one time the moon makes my heart miss a beat. It is to see the moon in the daytime sky. It hangs serene, poised and beautiful.
I discovered a daytime moon is called the “children’s moon.” One reason for this name is because this is the moon children get to see. Often they are asleep when the nighttime moon lights our way. This is quite true. When my children did their homework for the study of the moon, they had to stay up way past their bedtime, much to my frustration.
And so, when you see the face of the moon, either at night but especially in the day, be reminded to pray for a child in your life.
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