In the Balance of Light and Dark

moonset and sunrise 2.15.2014 001Sometimes circumstances come together perfectly. This morning they did for me. The full moon was setting close to the same time the sun was coming up. I grabbed the tripod and headed out into the frigid dawn.
After capturing the moon set behind a treeline outside of my house, I got in the car and headed to the lake. I knew I had about 10 minutes before the sun was coming up.
As I was driving, I witnessed this beautiful, full, reddish moon disappear in a mist on the horizon. On the opposite side, the sun was coming up, turning the sky into a beautiful orange.
I found myself in the middle of this perfect balance of light and dark.

moonset and sunrise 2.15.2014 036
At that moment, there in the middle of the end of the night and the beginning of a new day,
God filled my heart with awe.

He is omniscient.
He is omnipotent.
He is good.
Life is never out of His control.
Circumstances are never beyond His grasp.
We are never out of His sight.
I am never alone.

Light and darkness are fully exposed to Him.
All yesterdays and tomorrows are fully known to Him.
Time and seasons obey His command.
Mercy and justice are in perfect balance.
Grace and truth are in Him.
He is sovereign.
“Heavenly Father,
In Jesus Christ, You have made a way for me to be close to You.
I am in awe of Your ways.
Thank You for holding my life in Your sovereign hand,
in the middle of the night as well as in the light of day.
I know I can trust You with absolutely everything.”
moonset and sunrise 2.15.2014 044Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 40:12 ~ESV
(Heidi Viars, 2014)

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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24 Responses to In the Balance of Light and Dark

  1. Rene Yoshi says:

    Wow! What a blessing! Magnificent!

  2. Heidi, this is such a glorious post that magnifies our glorious God.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for trekking into the wee hours to capture this moment and share with us. I needed to hear this today!

  4. Beautifully penned. I am so thankful you had such a moment in the midst of all God had to share with you!

  5. I’m glad you had that experience; thank God. They are rare.

  6. Mirada says:

    Beautiful post, Heidi.

  7. Awestruck reminder of His glory. You captured it lovingly with your camera and words.

  8. Such a beautiful reminder that He is always in control and holds everything in such a perfect balance. “All yesterdays and tomorrows are fully known to Him”… yes, amen!!

  9. Amazing Heidi. My husband and I experienced a similar event yesterday evening while on a trip to the beach. I haven’t uploaded my sunset/moonrise photos yet, but can’t wait to see how they turned out and to tell the story. Love this- our God is simply amazing!

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