I glanced at the clock to find it was only 3am. Yet, the light filtering through the bedroom drapes told a different story. Confused, I shifted, focused and instantly could tell why. The full moon was transforming night into a early dawn. I readjusted my pillow and laid on my back, staring back at this natural wonder.

“That will be $20.10 and ready in 15 minutes,” I heard. I ended the call, grabbed my purse and headed to retrieve a pizza for Sunday dinner. The downpour of rain had just ended. To the east, the sky was still grey but to the west, blue and sunlight were reappearing. So much so that the sun suddenly was creating a blinding light and made it a challenge to drive. It was at the second stoplight that I saw it. First a pale arc. Then, with each passing second, the colors deepened. After parking the car in front of the pizza shop, I stood, looked up and took in this natural wonder. The colors actually spanned across the entire sky in a brillant arc. And to its right, another arc appeared faintly. Like all the humans around me, my smart phone camera app was pressed and I snapped away.

Today, I awoke early due to the moon.
Today, I scroll through my photo feed to see the colors again.
Today, I feel hopeful.

7 thoughts on “Hope

  1. kimhaynesjohnson says:

    Sally, we need more rainbows in our lives. Just like this one you have shared. I had another friend share one this week – it actually ended just in front of him, on his North Carolina landscape of acreage he has recently purchased. He calls it his pot of gold now. There is something spectacular about heavenly signs and astronomical events. The lunar eclipse was photographed from Pike County, Georgia, where I live, with a picture of Jesus facing out of the moon. Everyone is raving about this photograph, and it is quite compelling. Then the space station that went over last night – I stepped outside at 9:04 as it made its way from the soutwest to the northeast over the farm, slapping at mosquitoes the whole time just so I could enjoy the event. Your words remind us today to keep a watchful eye toward the heavens for the unexpected and reminders of the promises. Now, more than ever, we need them in our lives.


  2. Trish says:

    I hope both are talismans for a wonder-filled day. I had hoped to see the moon do its thing on Sunday, but gray and rain eclipsed the eclipse. I am so happy that hope is all around you. There is nothing like that sign stretched across the sky, and to see it twinned…

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  3. margaretsmn says:

    I had nearly the same experience with a rainbow on Saturday evening. My husband and I were going to a friend’s house for dinner and we had to stop to take photos of the rainbow. This one was a full arc. We texted “rainbow delay” to our friends.

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