Our last night at the beach, I walked onto our balcony and saw a spectacular sight. The moon was reflecting on the water like so many sparkling diamonds sprinkled against a black velvet canvas. What a display of God's marvelous handiwork!!
As I sat staring at the view, I was amazed to think that the moon is thousands of miles away, but it's light was still brilliant enough to illuminate the water below. Yet in scripture, the moon is described as the "lesser light". I imagined how brilliant it must be close up if it were this bright so far away.
As I reflected on that, I was reminded that one day there will be no more moon, no more stars and no more sun. "And the city [the new Jerusalem] had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it." Rev. 21:23 God in his glory will shine so bright, brighter than the moon sparkling upon the ocean, that there will be no need for any other light!
What's more...and this makes this ocean lover a bit sad...there will be no more sea. Rev. 21:1 says "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth will pass away and there will be no more sea."
So I sat and drank in the beauty of this moonlit ocean and thanked God for his beautiful creation that always points to Him and looked forward to the day when I will be Home with Him, basking in the light of His presence and worshiping Him at His throne on bended knee. Not even a moonlit night at the beach can compare to that!!!
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