Waning Moon After Dusk

Observers of the sky typically avoid observing in bad sky conditions. In a larger context, however, ‘bad’ conditions often show different kinds of scenes and unusual lighting. Very often, an ‘off’ night like this is a reminder of the magnificent water cycle and the characteristics of the atmosphere, which are specifically created to permit life on the earth. On this particular evening there was a layer of high stratus clouds that was thickening overhead, moving eastward, and beginning to affect the eastern horizon, where I was expecting to watch the moon rise. Rather than put away the binoculars and the sketch gear, I watched the moon rise in the uneven stratus clouds. The light after dusk permitted me to see a little color from the fall wild flowers but it was dark enough for the the trees and leaves to sillhouette the sky. The neary full moon lighted a hole in the sky with yellows and milky greys. Nearly any person can see a similar scene if they take the time; it does not even require a binoculars, although it helps. In the end, it was a wonderful evening to give thanks. Gods’ precious touch  in the heavens and on the earth. In a very real sense, He made the evening.

Waning Moon After Dusk

 We teach teachers and children in disadvantaged or developing regions to observe the heavens. Part of the instruction is learning to use binoculars but the biggest part of learning is to see things around us. We have not been in any location where God has not put his stamp in the heavens or on the earth but people often do not notice it. It is our pleasure to encourage them to notice what God has created and sustains through uniques processes. See www.christworksministries.org and the Inspirational page on that site for more information.


About Roland

We avidly enjoy teaching about and observing God's creation. We are active in Christian mission work that often takes us to the Philippines and Asia. the observation of God's creation in terms. Part of the outreach and work is to maintain a site: www.cwm4him.org [or use christworksministries.org]. This site includes inspirational blogs, free downloadable courses, and a history of the charity organization. We aim to share the love of Jesus Christ, who has graciously extended his love to us. Our faith is a walking faith, so faith and works, as much as we are able, are married together.
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