I heard a story while I was at camp that I have been thinking about all week since I left. It was about a little girl who was terminally ill. She kept a journal, and it was just full of scripture. She knew she was dying but she was so faithful, and only twelve years old. When she died, she left her journal to a spiritual mentor of hers. This lady flipped through this journal and in the midst of all of this scripture there was a page that had only one short sentence written boldly in permanent marker. It said, "The moon is round." The lady spent weeks trying to figure out what it meant until finally she realized exactly what it meant. It's a reminder that we all need: to be faithful, hopeful, and trusting. When we look at the moon, sometimes it's full. But most of the time it's not. It might be a half moon, quarter moon or crescent moon. We might not see the moon at all. But we always know it's there. It's the same with God. We don't always see God in a "full moon" sort of way. More often than not, we have to have faith that He's there. We have to be hopeful and trust that He will see us through whatever we might be going through. And as I come home to an imperfect world after spending a month in "spiritual paradise," I've had to remind myself constantly that the moon is round. I got to see a "full moon God" so often at Windy Gap, and that was amazing, and He taught me so much during that time. But now it's back to life and all of the issues that come with it, and it's good to know that even when I don't see Him fully, God is here.
The Moon is Round!