Harvest Moon


I read an article in the Denver Post this morning about the Japanese tradition of honoring the seasons. Rituals to welcome spring, summer, fall and winter. What a great way to find meaning in the blur that is daily life.

This weekend we can join the tradition of celebrating the harvest moon – the first full moon after the autumnal equinox. I love this. I find meaning in celebrating God’s creation and my participation in it. I find meaning in celebrating with family and friends. I find meaning in joy.

Psalm 8: 1-5
O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. as we gather to praise God and thank God for the meaning we are invited and challenged to live.

Grace and peace,

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