Reflections

Song of Solomon 6:9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. 10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners? 11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded. 12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib. (Amminadib = "my people are willing" 1) an unknown person noted for the swiftness of his chariots 1a) possibly not a person but should be translated 'my willing people') 13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies. Fair yapheh {yaw-feh' - fair 21, beautiful 5, well 5, fairest 3, fair one 2, beauty 1, beautiful + 08389 2, beauty 1, comely 1, pleasant 1; 41 • 1) fair, beautiful, handsom The moon De Mello says, "Words are inadequate reflections of reality." He imagines a man who sees a piece of marble and is told that the Taj Mahal is made of marble. The man says, "Well I can see what it is, it’s just a collection of these bits of marble put together;" or a man who is given a bucket of water from Niagara and imagines that because the Falls is just more of that water, he has somehow seen the Falls. Dear God, Our Heavenly Father, Gracious Lord, Mother Love and Maker, Light Divine, Atomic Fingertip, Cosmic Design, First Letter of the Alphabet, Last Word, Mutual Satisfaction, Cash Award, Auditor Who Approves Our Bottom Line, Examiner Who Says That We Are Fine, Oasis That All Sands Are Running Toward. I can say almost anything about you, O Big Idea, and with each epithet, Create new reasons to believe or doubt you, Black Hole, White Hole, Presidential Jet. But what’s the anything I must leave out? You Solve nothing but the problems that I set.

Phases of the Moon

The moon, of course, has no light of its own. It shines because it reflects light from the sun. As the moon orbits the earth, we see different portions of it lit up, and the moon appears to change shape. These changing shapes are called the phases of the moon. These phases take place over just the half of the moon that faces the earth. (Remember, we only ever really see the side of the moon that faces the earth, and we never see the far side or dark side of the moon.) So over the course of a month which is 29.5 days, the moon changes from new (which means you can't see it at all) to1st quarter (which means you see half of the part of the moon that faces us) to full (which means you see all of that half that faces us) to last quarter (which means you see the other half of the part that faces us) and then back to new again. Get it? So in other words, when the moon is new, it means that the sun is shining on the dark side that we never see. When the moon is full, the sun is shining fully on the side that we always see. When the moon is at 1st quarter, the sun is shining on only half of the part of the moon we can see.

Size
The moon, Earth's only natural satellite, is large as moons go. It is fifth in diameter among planetary satellites, more than two-thirds as large as Mercury, and more than three times the diameter of the largest asteroid. It is, in fact, over one-fourth the size of the earth, with a diameter of 2160 miles (3476 kilometers).

Distance
Since the moon is 238,857 miles (384,403 kilometers) from the planet earth.

Brightness
Its surface is rough and brownish and reflects light very poorly. In fact, the moon is about the poorest reflector in the solar system. The moon reflects only 7% of the sunlight that falls upon it. Flat wood finish is 20-30% Matt is 30-40% Gloss is 40-60% High gloss is 60-80%

Words are inadequate reflections of reality.
Tell story about plane trip through bad weather and storms (rising above).

We art the reflections of the SON! We have no light of our own. Jesus Said - John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Jesus Said - John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Jesus Said - Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. LDO THEORY: Light dies out and stops as it travels further from its source. This distance is different for different light sources.

Current THEORY: All light goes forever, until it is absorbed.
Light always radiates outward, as if you were to show a light through a small hole it would get larger, the further away from the hole it travels. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Philipians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Luke 6: 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Galatians 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.