For The Moon Never Beams Without Bringing Me Dreams…

Last Wednesday night the moon was amazing.  It wasn’t the shape of a fingernail clipping, or a half-moon like orange chewy candy.

Oh, no. This was a golden grapefruit suspended at the edge of the horizon.

Like no moon I’d ever seen.

I called my daughter Katie and told her to look at it. She loves sunsets and sunrises. I knew she’d love this gorgeous moon.

She ran outside. “I can’t find it!”

“What do you mean? It has to be there. Keep looking.”

She circled her house. “There’s no moon. Just a blank sky.” She sounded a little sad.

I was driving home from the Y. “Well, it’s to my left and I’m on highway–”

“That doesn’t help me, Mom. I guess we don’t have a moon where I live.”

We laughed and decided maybe the moon was hiding from her.

After we hung up, I couldn’t forget what she said…

We don’t have a moon where I live.

Her words worked their way into my heart.

Surely God has a message here for me.

At times, I’ve felt like maybe He was hiding. Or maybe He just wasn’t listening.

The next day Katie sent me an email. “I never found the moon, but look at the sunrise this morning. Right over our house!”


Thank you Lord. Just what she needed today. 🙂

Trust Me, Julie, God seemed to say. I know my children’s needs.  I haven’t forgotten.

I created the sun, the moon, the stars, the heavens, and the very air you breathe.

I’m closer than you ever dreamed.

(title is from a line from “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allen Poe, one of my favorite poems)







  1. I too see God and feel Him so close in his nature. How He reveals them to us in different lights although we are looking at the same horizon is one of His miracles! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE that title! We’re big on the moon at our house too. There’s a verse in the John Denver song, “Shanghai Breezes” that goes: “And the moon and the stars are the same ones we see; it’s the same old sun up in the sky…”, talking about how that even though he is far from home, his loved ones back home can see the same moon, stars and sun. It connects them. I thought of that when I was away from home, on vacation in Colorado. I called home in Indiana, and we both were looking at the same moon, even though we were 1200 miles apart. There’s just something about that! Seeing God is what he has made, brings us together. Thanks for sharing this and I’m going to look up that poem, too!

    • I know–I know, Julie The same moon-1200 miles part. And seeing what God has made does unite us, for sure. Can’t think of that John Denver song. Will have to ask my husband. He’ll remember it. Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

  3. Don’t you love it when you feel God has specifically whispered something you felt was only for you?

  4. Oh I love how God speaks to us through His creations! The sunset and sunrises that paint the sky with His love. The moon that reflects the sun’s glory. And oh how I want to reflect The Son’s glory!!

    Happy hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend!

    • Love how you said it, Lisa. To reflect His Glory…and you so. You SO do.

      Much love to you and yours today. xoxo

  5. Love that, Julie!

  6. Thanks, my dear, Ane. XOXO XOXO

  7. Isn’t it funny how we sometimes can’t see something that someone else can see? Sometimes I think I have blinders on for heaven’s sake–I just can’t see the forest for the trees. But God opens my eyes to His light and behold, I can see clearly.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful story and thank Katie for the gorgeous sunrise.

  8. Such beautiful words. Thanks for reading and understanding, my friend.

  9. I’m so happy that Katie had the sunrise, which is closer to daylight than night-time when the moon is out …maybe that was her message…daylight’s just minutes away.
    love you

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