The Moon (by Donald A. Cobb)

The moon is a beautiful object. Whether full or crescent, half or sliver, its beauty has been viewed with awe since the beginning of time. A full harvest moon is one of the most spectacular sights in the heavens as is the infrequent and dramatic lunar eclipse. Early man saw the moon and wrote fables while recent men looked up and decided to visit.

It has been the subject of countless books and the inspiration for endless poetic songs of romance and love. Just ask those of my generation the importance of its design while parked on “lover’s lane” in the front seat of a convertible. When I went away to college my high school sweetheart suggested we both look at the moon at pre-selected times. This would be our connection while apart.

If it was not for this celestial orbiter there would be no tides and the shorelines would be still and for the most part waveless. We certainly would not have as many seaside resorts, golf courses or condos. Consider for a moment the folklore of the moon being made of cheese and the excitement of seeing the “man in the moon” for the very first time.

But there is one undeniable fact about this wonder of the universe. It is a dead, silent terrestrial body without any hope for life. Its beauty is only derived by the reflection coming from its master, the sun.

Are we not crafted to be reflections of God’s master plan and of His Son, Jesus Christ? We were fashioned in His likeness to ensure companionship for the One we call Holy and to worship and raise our voices in praise to the Father forever. He lights the path to eternal life while the Evil One counters with darkness and desperation. The Devil, like the moon, gives no hope for everlasting life. His only reason for contact is to seek our perpetual separation and death from our Divine Creator.

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


“The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” Isaiah 60:19

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