Wednesday, September 21, 2011

African Moon


Last week we had a full moon and it was gorgeous! The moon looks different in Africa than it does at home...I'm not sure why because it's the same moon. But I love it when it is full! I set up my tripod outside and zoomed in as far as I could. Unfortunately, I didn't spot any people on the moon!
By reflecting the sun, the moon produces a lot of light. Even though it was late at night, it was very bright outside when I took this picture. As Christians, we have just as much capability of lighting up the world, because we were created to reflect the Son. I would venture to say we have double the capability of lighting up the world because we reflect the Son of God who created the sun with all it's power and brightness. To reflect the Son is our purpose here and though it's not always easy, I'm praying that I will constantly be in tune with Him so that I may reflect His character. And I pray the same for you!

5 comments:

  1. Beautifully captured photo...and even more beautifully written illustration! xo

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  2. That truly is an amazing moon. I appreciated your short essay on reflecting Jesus as well.

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  3. This post reminded me so much of Simon! I don't think two days went by that he wasn't telling me something about the beautiful moon or asking if I'd seen it the night before or telling me how it looked glinting off of the snows of Kilimanjaro during his weekends in Moshi. He is a mooniac for sure :P What a beautiful picture and a good thought to go with it! I miss seeing the Tanzanian moon and looking for the sideways constellations. PS - Your apartment roof is a great place to moon/star-watch at night!

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  4. I aready think of you when I see the stars, now I will think of you when I see the moon too!

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