“When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message.” Oswald Chambers
My dog Benji is getting old. He will soon be 14, an old-timer in dog years. One condition which comes with advancing age is the increasing frequency of his trips outside.
I was standing on the porch one night, watching him circle the yard until he found the perfect spot, because you wouldn’t want to pee on the wrong spot, after all, and I happened to look up at the moon.
It was beautiful, just the slimmest silvery crescent, luminous in the autumn sky, like someone had shaved the spare rind from a full moon with a very sharp knife and flung it into the darkness.
I often look up at the night sky for inspiration, for answers to the questions I wrestle with and the mysteries I pursue.
I wait, still and open for enlightenment, for comprehension, for perception.
Sometimes I receive awareness and sometimes I just get the beauty of the stars and the moon. Either way, it’s a blessing, grace upon grace.
The gentle nudge of a dog’s muzzle at my leg woke me from my reverie and I turned to open the door to go inside, casting one last glance over my shoulder at the shimmering arc gently illuminating the night.
Tonight was a night of just the stars and the moon, no “precious message” that I could hear. Tomorrow night, who knows? I am sure that Benji will give me the opportunity to listen again.
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