Cycling by Moonlight

I cycled home after our mid-week service and enjoyed the rare benefits of a clear Lancastrian sky: no rain and few clouds. This allowed the moonlight to illuminate my way. Had it been legal, I might have switched off my front light to save the battery and enjoy a gently enlightened lane. 

In the 26th verse of Isaiah chapter 30, God declares:

Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun,

And the light of the sun will be sevenfold,

As the light of seven days,

In the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people

And heals the stroke of their wound. (NKJV)

Whether this is a literal description of life after Jesus’ return, or whether it be some metaphorical picture of the future state, I do not know. The wiser I get, the less inclined I am to squeeze scriptures into pre-existing theological schemes. That particular evening, I had moonlight enough to cycle home, but not enough to read a novel. Isaiah foresees a time when light will increase- perhaps physically, certainly spiritually. This is a great consolation, because Great Britain grows darker by the week- and I do not just mean the longer nights.