From the play of dawn’s light on a waning moon to light play among the stars in deep space, there will come a time that the believer’s light will be the Lord Himself.
As I considered my observation of the waning crescent before sunrise on the last day of November, I recalled the scripture in Isaiah that is placed on the observing sheet. The first chapter of the book of John goes further as he explains the mighty Christ as The Light.
Artist, observer, photographer, or architect draw attention to light play but it is nearly inconceivable to think of the Creator of light being the sole source of light. There is a day coming, however, where He, indeed, will be the only source of light. As beautiful as the still dawn morning was on November 30, the arrival of the day when He will be the only source of light is a reminder that it all points to Him.
The scene consisted of a line of cedars with a single dogwood tree in the foreground. The crescent moon was approximately 20 degrees above horizon but the observing sheet shows it a little lower and 5 times it actual size in order to capture the “earthshine” or reflected earth light, which faintly lighted the “dark” part of the moon. By the time I finished the 20 minute period, the earthshine effect could not be seen with the naked eye because sunlight masked it. The 9×12 inch observing sheet was a pastel blue Artagain sketch paper; the medium was pastels.