The Thunder Moon doesn’t technically occur until July, but if ever such a name was appropriate for a full moon, it was this one. It seemed to rest and roll along the tops of this magnificent soaring June thunderhead at sunset, like some whimsical bright ball up there bouncing down cloud stairways. As I watched from the porch steps, the billowing cloud rumbled faintly and the liquid gulping of a bittern echoed along the lake shore as dusk slowly fell—and I thought about David’s words:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For you steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” (Psalm 57:9-11)
And, while we’re on the topic of the moon, just for the fun of it, I thought I’d share a few interesting lunar-themed links I’ve happened across recently. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Here’s an interesting article on how each month’s full moon got it’s name.
Read this book by Astronaut James Irwin for a first-hand, uniquely Christian perspective on the first landing on the moon—it’s full of pictures and fascinating!
Actual video clips and audio from that first landing, with some unexpected lightheartedness. “Hippity hop and over a hill…”
Sometimes I feel like this, too when waiting for the moon to rise.
Moon phases explained, with Oreos.
If you could read French, this would be a spectacular lunar treat to create.
If you’re as fond of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, and Horatio Spoffard’s ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ as I am, you should listen to this.