31 December 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

Greetings Friends, 
I've heard this statement [Once in a Blue Moon] all my life and always wondered where it came from until this week. Once in a blue moon really refers to the season that has four full moons instead of the usual three. It happens every 2 and 1/2 years or so.
Commonly it has become known as the month with two full moons and that month is December this year and tomorrow will be the "blue moon" or 2nd full moon of December.
I guess having a blue moon on New Years Eve is even rarer and that only happens every 19 years so we shall enjoy it!
Because some of this naming of the moon was based on tradition and folklore there may be errors in the science but one thing can not be disputed and that is the gorgeous moon that will shine tonight.

This is last night's moon and since I took this picture at dusk it really does appear blue, everything but the moon that is!
God loves us so much to show such beauty for our enjoyment.
 Just like in the natural our spiritual lives offer "Once in a Blue Moon" opportunities,  occasions arise when everything falls into place for us to make a difference in the Kingdom of God by making a difference in someone else's life.
  As followers of Christ, the spirit of God dwells mightily within us equipping us to service in His Name. We do however want these times to work within our busy hectic lives, or if we feel like it,or if it just happens easily, and that will not  often be  the case.
It is almost always going to cost you something to share the love of Christ whether you are doing it in Word or in Deed that is why it is called a sacrifice.  
You have to give up something to get it.
Christmas by the world's calendar is over but not for us who
Believe in the Power of God to change lives through His Spirit! The spirit of giving, the spirit of love, the spirit  of sacrifice and forgiveness can permeate our lives like no other time in history! We can make a difference!! 
The Word of God encourages us "And  do not forget to do good and to share with others for with such sacrifices God is pleased" Hebrews 13:16 .
May you be richly blessed as you seek "blue moon" opportunities to shine light in a dark world.Have a wonderful New Year celebration.  In Him Meg    . .


Pam said...

Lovely picture of the "blue moon". Happy New Year

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

How cool is that... a blue moon! Happy New Year and Happy Pink Saturday!


kanishk said...

Beautiful baby Blue. Congrats. Hey, his skin is rosy pink!

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