The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

Male and female energies each have their own beautiful contribution.

My prayer response:

To reflect Your light in all of who I am, and all of what I do, is my prayer, O magnificent Creator.

The sun and moon: God's creations

Biblical touchstones:

  • God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19
  • Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. …You have made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. Psalm 104:1, 19

The sun and moon: God's creations

  • Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night… Jeremiah 31:35

Invitation to prayer:

Position your hands as the sun and the moon.

The sun and moon: God's creations
What prayers are emerging from your hands, heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.

Photos:
God creating the sun and moon as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

The sun and moon: God's creations

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

God Creating the Sun and Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres)

Creation Plants and Trees

The Firmament

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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