Goodnight, Moon

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At bedtime each night, I step outside to say goodnight to the moon and its Creator. Its Creator is always there, but the moon is sometimes otherwise engaged; on those nights I send it a text. My favorite nights are the ones when God has arranged the moon in a moody, mysterious “there’s more going on here than you know” display. For starters, the moon is more than “just a rock in orbit,” in the same sense that van Gogh’s Starry Night is more than “just pigment on canvas.”

So, if you’re reading this at bedtime, consider these pictures (taken by my faithful phone) my goodnight message to you. And remember:

There’s more going on than we know.

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Here are a few quotes to enliven your night:

  “His throne is established for ever, his witness the moon in the sky.”   ~Psalm 89:37

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”  ~W. Clement Stone  (Actually, Clement, the nearest star is 93 million miles farther than the moon, so that’s pretty unlikely. But, hey, nice sentiment.)

“Oh, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.”  ~Shakespeare

“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them.” ~Sojourner Truth

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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14 Responses to Goodnight, Moon

  1. Awesome pics, message, and Scripture, praise God!

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  2. pkadams says:

    I love looking at the moon. 🙂

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  3. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands…”(Psalm 19)

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  4. smzang says:

    “My favorite nights are the ones when God has arranged the moon in a moody, mysterious “there’s more going on here than you know” display. For starters, the moon is more than “just a rock in orbit,” in the same sense that van Gogh’s Starry Night is more than “just pigment on canvas.”

    Profound and lovely.

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  5. Roos Ruse says:

    So glad I have a signal today – love this, Mitch!

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  6. ahmaddagher says:

    The moon has always intrigued me… especially when it comes in a dream…
    there are so many secrets hiding in every form that it appears in and it’s nice to wonder about those secrets every time you look at it…

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  7. Amen to this, Mitch! So honest and blissful, loved the photo to go along with the outstanding verses.

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  8. Jennie says:

    Just wonderful, Mitch.

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  9. Love this! I have always been entranced by the moon! Forever a night owl it seems, no matter how many hours of sleep I get mornings are not my thing!

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