In the Refrigerator

Moonset and Sunrise, February 3, 2015

“…who commands the sun, and it does not rise; who seals up the stars; who alone stretched out the heavens…who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south…?” Job 9:7-9

This morning, before a hint of sunrise, there was a stunning moonset in the western sky. The twenty-two degree outdoor refrigerator was quickly forgotten as a nearly full moon hung above the horizon on top of a thin layer of clouds. Constellations gazed quietly.

The phrase, “the chambers of the south” reminded me of watching sunrises from Brazil several years ago. The constellations in the southern hemisphere, unknown to Job, looked different or were misplaced by me (grin) and I could not identify them. Where was Orion? My coffee ran out too soon as I stood outside and wondered: Does the dawn come more slowly and linger in central Brazil or was my heart too enthralled?

Today’s moonset didn’t last long and when I turned to the east, there was another—another—pastel sunrise, quietly paving the way for the sun’s arrival.

My heart is thankful for God’s faithful sovereignty to command the sun to rise up today. No one else could or would for me—for you.


1 Response to “In the Refrigerator”

  1. 1 c fields February 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Glad you stepped outside to gaze and reflect. Thanks! cf


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