A few weeks before Christmas, Ron showed me photos he’d taken of the full moon from our front porch. With out-of-focus Christmas lights as a backdrop, my husband was able to capture through his camera lens the wonder of creation.
Ron’s photos triggered a precious memory.
My three-year-old daughter and I were driving home after work and daycare when I saw the huge harvest moon hanging low in a dark autumnal sky. It was spectacular. I decided to seize the moment to illustrate the wonder of God’s creation. Pointing to the sky, I said, “Look at that big moon, Angie. God made the moon.”
A couple evenings later Angie pointed to the still-impressive moon, squealing, “Mommy, mommy. Look! There’s God!”
Many moons have risen since that sweet mother/child exchange. How quickly pass the years!
Here we are once again. A new year has arrived. This year is extra special since it is the beginning of not only a new year but a new decade.
As I ponder the commencement of another new year, I keep thinking that this year—indeed, this decade—I’d like to become more childlike in the way I perceive God. I want to be more aware of God in all things! I desire my soul will cry out with the wonder of worship, “Wow, there you are again God!”
Many ‘WOW!’ wonder-filled God moments is also my wish for you as we step into a new decade. This ancient Irish New Year prayer meant to bless friends and loved ones is my prayer for you this second day of 2020!
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields…may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Happy New Year!