Beautiful Winter Moon

By Ralphine Major

It was not a crescent moon, and it was not a full moon.  It was somewhere in between the two more recognizable shapes of the moon.  The month of January has produced so many spectacular scenes in the sky—beautiful golden sun rises, an unusual blazing red sky, and interesting moons.

Even with a very limited knowledge of the various clouds, stars, and phases of the moon, I was intrigued early one January morning when I looked up and saw the partial moon pictured here.  Usually, when I see these natural occurrences, I just stand in awe of the God who created our world and everything that is in it.  At that moment, the sky seemed so huge!  The moon appeared so small.  We are blessed every day to enjoy the wonders of the universe.  A look to the sky on an ordinary day can bring us extraordinary joys, and the Lord God created them all!


Words of Faith from Psalm 8:3-5 (KJV): “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  And the son of man, that thou visitest him?  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.”