I have a love fascination with the moon. So, imagine my surprise to see this picture come roaring across my news feed in September. Alex Nirth is an amazing photographer and gives credit right back to God. This shot made time stand still for me.
A few days after viewing this photo, I was able to see the moon as it followed me during my very early morning run. I love seeing the light beans glow on the sidewalk and eventually reflect off of my own skin. Running in the moonlight makes me feel calm and safe.
I know God holds up the moon. If He can carry the moon on a daily basis, He can carry me too.
Yet, the second my first running shoe slides in the front door, I say farewell to the moon until our next scheduled meeting. I take a short breather, grab a 5 minute shower, throw on my carpool best and off I literally run out the door with the kids.
Typically our van drive to school is met by crazy drivers, too many red lights and possibly a really neat shaped cloud…or two.
But today, my boys immediately noticed the moon.
No…it was broad daylight…but there stood the moon.
As our little minivan drove through the town, the moon followed us as the boys simply could not get enough of its sight!
The moon is not expected to be visible during the day. Yet, at just the right time when the moon’s phase collides with our sky at just the right moment – we get to witness the unexpected.
We expect God to draw near to us when we need Him.
We expect God to lift us up over our circumstances.
We expect God to keep His promises.
In even the unexpected moments, we should expect and search continually for God’s presence. His comforting touch in the midst of our surprising moments of daylight can change the way we view the would around us. We might even get used to seeing His hands at work in our everyday life.
But regardless of the circumstances around us, we can expect the unexpected presence of God at work in our everyday lives. It’s just up to us to believe in His promises and look for the moon in the daylight.
This morning as the sky turned from night to daylight, I claimed this passage as His whisper to me, from the moon and back:
I go before you Bethany and follow you. I place My hand of blessing on your head. You can never escape from My Spirit! You can never get away from My presence! If you ride the wings of the morning, if you dwell by the farthest oceans, even there My hand will guide you, and My strength will support you. (Psalms 139:5, 7, 9, 10 NLT)
If our Abba holds the moon in His hands, then my friend, He is holding you too. He’s got this and He’s got you.
Has God shown up in the unexpected of your life? Feel free to share in the comments below.