Full Moon Reflection

This morning, I hit the pavement at 5AM to get an easy 3 miles in to start my day.  Normally, it would be almost pitch black at this time of the day, but not this morning.  Today, I ran as if it was daylight thanks to the sun’s light reflecting off the full moon.  You could actually see my shadow quite clearly as I ran away from the moon.  And the picture above from my iPod doesn’t do the moon justice.  It was like a bright white beach ball hanging in the sky.

I’ve always had a fascination with space, so as I saw the moon this morning.  I couldn’t help but wonder how bright the moon’s reflection must appear in space.  The interesting thing is that the moon only displays a fraction of the brightness that comes from the sun.  Yet it is still beautiful and it can still show the way and it still gives hope for the new day sun.

This kind of makes me think about Moses after he had the chance to see part of God.  Moses’ face glowed.  In fact, they had to use a cover to hide the brilliance of his face.

As Christ followers, we are called to be like the moon.  We are called to reflect the light of the Son.  We have an opportunity in this broken world to reflect God’s light and spread the hope of Christ to an otherwise dark world.  A great reminder thanks to a morning moonlit run.

So there you have it…some of my thoughts from my 3 miles this morning.  By the way, the legs were a little stiff after Sunday’s run, but it was good to get back to running.

What do you think of when you see the moon?