|After the sunset, but before the moon|
I didn't know much about it before hand, but I had heard about it. Some Christians have beliefs around what this red moon signifies, but I hold no such beliefs. I was simply curious and a tad bit bored.
So we ventured out to a popular hiking spot and it was crowded - seems like many had the same idea.
We parked our car and somehow I got in to a conversation with an elderly gentleman named Neil. He seemed knowledgeable about what was supposed to be happen, but it turns out he was just like me - curious. While waiting for the moon to show, we talked about everything and nothing in particular. He was a gregarious man. He thought because I was black, I bought in to some of the spiritual significance of what this moon could potentially signify. We chatted and waited and when he left he hugged and kissed my daughters and I. And as soon as he left the moon showed her pretty face. I was excited. The moon was red, but it was blocked by clouds but it was still a sight to see.
I kept saying - "There it is! There it is, I can't believe it."
I was awestruck, because so many from around the world were witnessing this phenomenom also.
All I could think was:
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. Psalm 19, 1,2 [NLT]
Did you witness the blood moon? What were your thoughts?