The Christian Moon

I've bought myself a small telescope. It’s technically a ‘spotting scope’, and appropriate for clumsy amateurs to better behold the landscape. I also use mine to look upwards. The moon is truly beautiful to see, but one realises how battered it is when observed through a lens. A bigger telescope would see even more craters, made by the various asteroids that have collided into its surface over the years. Clicking the link will show you the craters A through B alone. The other well-known fact about the moon is the source of its light. It merely reflects the light of the sun back to earth, seeing it lacks luminosity of its own.

Our moon, far from being a symbol of idolatry or lunacy, is the very picture of the Christian: though battered and scarred, it reflects the light of One more glorious, and shines forth in a dark night.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

-Psalm 8