Ahhh, the fresh cold air, the pavement, good music, and...(insert a screeching record noise) a rowdy car full of boys with the base pounding. I didn't hear them until they were right behind me because I like my music LOUD. When in my startled state, I looked up to see...well, ummmm, I saw a naked rear end hanging out the window. Yes. I was mooned. I have NEVER been publicly mooned before. I was in shock. I didn't have enough time to react. If I had time, I would have shouted something very annoying, like..."you boys are gonna kill somebody, do your parents know what you're doing?" or better yet, I would have gotten the license plate and called the police on their rear ends...literally. The NERVE of them to interrupt my sweet, precious alone time!
I headed back home. Maybe a little worried that they would do another "drive by". Now, if you remember from an older post, I love where my house sits. We are on a hill and at night, when the sun is setting, we have a most GLORIOUS view of the sky. As I turned the corner to come back down my street, I looked up in AWE.
This picture doesn't do it justice. It really took my breath away. This I know, God has a sense of humor. I mean, REALLY? Another "MOON"?
I'm so thankful God redeemed the first full moon with THIS one.
Afterall, He is in the business of redeeming what Satan means for evil and turning it for good, for HIS glory.
**By the way, this is an excellent children's/parent's book. "FOOL MOON".
The words in this book are profound. Author: Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty
I heard a cosmic story
And wondered if it's true.
The Moon was stealing glory
And this is what he'd do.
He bragged each night that his great might
Could make the darkness flee.
And like a kite he scaled the heights
And said, 'Hey look at me!'
The pompous moon would only croon
The songs that praised his name.
He hoped that soon the cosmic tunes
Would bring him greater fame.
It's really strange but he could change
His shape throughout the year.
His face would change, then rearrange
He loved the thought that astronauts
Had danced across his face.
And cosmonauts and monkeynauts
Would visit him in space.
He bragged that he could cause the sea
To rise and swell each day.
Then all could see how mightily
He'd pull the waves away.
He'd boast away and loved to say,
'I am the greatest light!'
Until one day a piercing ray
Showed him a shocking sight.
He saw his pride and then he cried
For all that he had done.
For he had lied when he denied
His light came from the Sun.
So now each night a new delight
Is what he loves the most.
Reflecting light with all his might,
The SUN is now his boast!
So God I pray for grace each day
To find the joy that's true,
In all my days and all my ways
In making much of YOU!"