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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.

 

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. The moon reminds me to pray for my children.

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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Linked up with Natalie Venegas at Salt & Light, with Arabah Joy at Grace & Truth, with Susan B. Mead at #DanceWithJesus

    • Sarah, I hadn’t heard that term for the moon either until I was doing some research for the post. I’m sitting here writing a reply to your comment and I looked out the window – and there is the moon. Just had to pause and pray for my three children.

  • I love this, Rachel! Have you ever read the children’s book, “Guess How Much I Love YOU?” That’s what this reminded me! I’d never heard about the daytime moon being the children’s moon before, but now I will always use the moon as a prompt to pray for my boys! Blessings!

  • Hi Rachel: I sing a song to my kiddos about the wee baby moon; my mom sang it to me when I was little. I have added my own touch to the song since then so I can sing about all the people who love my kids. They ask for this song most nights! When we see a moon in the morning, we laugh about how it hasn’t gone to bed yet. That is so neat to learn a daytime moon is referred to as the children’s moon…just another reminder that our children are gifts from God. Thank you Rachel.

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