under the sliver of the sapphire moon…

Silently, it rose in the waning summer heat… beckoning me.  I went to the lake this weekend asking for rest and relaxation… and to be refueled.  Grabbing a jacket, a light blanket, and yogurt, I found a chair at the water’s edge and watched this yellow sapphire moon rise above me.

When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
Psalm 8:3-4

The clouds danced across it’s face and the waves lapped the shoreline.  I leaned back in the lounge chair, snuggled deeper under the blanket, and let my senses take over.  I counted grace gifts…. listening to the night sounds, smelling the lake smells, and feeling the summer breeze across my skin.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing.
Psalm 34:8-9

I stuck my spoon in and tasted the goodness of raspberry yogurt and vanilla mixed together on my spoon.  In a quiet whisper, He spoke to my heart.  Reminding me again, that though this summer evening was a huge portion of dessert at the end of a day, He tastes better.  He gifts dessert moments because He is mindful of me… because He loves me.

With a heart full of gratitude, I fell asleep there… under the sliver of the sapphire moon… at rest.

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