I was surprised I awoke at 3:36am! I looked at the clock, jumped out of bed, hurrying to catch the lunar eclipse. I had to run out front to the west and there was the shadowy moon. I thought it would be a black dot with the bright aura around it kind of thing. But it wasn't. Did I miss it? Then I got my big mama camera and looking through the lens, it looked perfect. And NOTHING showed up on the viewer. How disappointing. I kept trying. Drank some water, moped around not knowing if I should wake up the smart hubby or not. Then it occurred to me (don't have to hit me over the head with a lunar eclipse twice) that this is precious, uninterrupted time I could be spending with my Savior. Maybe He woke me up! Mmmm....
Gradually, ever so subtly, the brightest sliver of sun started showing again on the upper left corner of the moon. What an awesome sight. I had forgotten how bright it had been at 9pm when I took that other shot. It was glorious to watch. It is now after 5am and the eclipse is almost complete.
Thank You Father for meeting me here. For showing me Your majestic wonders, for listening to my heart and being so patient with me. I am grateful for Your speaking to me in whispers.
It teaches me to have a quiet heart and ears to hear.
"The quieter one's life, the more conducive it is to holiness" Elisabeth Elliot
Be encouraged and refreshed here: Beside Still Waters