When I see the sun and moon rise and setting right on schedule, I feel peace something like Jeremiah in today’s reading. He invites us to find the never-changing laws of day and night to be reminders that the faithful covenant of God’s love and protection will always last.
It wasn’t until I was much older in life that I began to enjoy the phases of the moon. The tiny crescent in the evening sky begins each month for Jewish and Islamic peoples. Each day the moon rises about 45 minutes later, getting bigger and bigger in the evening sky until two weeks later when the full moon rises as the sun sets. Then the moon becomes smaller and smaller through the next nights until in about twelve days, you can see it as a tiny crescent just before dawn. Then it “disappears” for a few days while it passes in front of the sun, reappearing in the evening sky as the crescent of the next new moon.
Like the sun and the moon, God’s love is always with us.
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