June 26, 2013: A Light in the Darkness

~ by Mary Galvano

This past weekend on June 22, 2013, in our skies was the closest and largest full moon of the year. It is the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013 and the moon will not be so close again until August 2014. With the moon being so close it also appears around 30% brighter giving greater light in the dark of night.

When I was a young girl I used to love to gaze out at the moon from my bedroom window. Its light captivated me and for some reason I felt mysteriously close to God. I would leave the blinds cracked so that I could sleep with the moonlight hitting me. Christians are the Light of the world. In times of darkness we, too, are to light the way through the power of Jesus. Just as the sun illuminates the moon the Son of God illuminates our lives.

Our Light is much easier to be shone among other Lights; but the places of darkness are in most need of the Light of Christ. These are places that we may not feel comfortable to shine so bright. But we must! Wherever God puts you give glory to Him. Whether you are in a place that is completely wonderful, or not so wonderful. Maybe you are in pain. You are there for a reason. Sometimes even the most secular situations can end up be the holiest. Trust God that He knows where you should be. Carpe diem (seize the moment) and be the light for all!

One more interesting fact about the moon is when the moon is closest to the Earth its gravitational pull is at its peak. We, too, can be like this by gravitating others to Christ when we are filled with joy and give off Light. A priest once told me a sad Christian is a contradiction. Christians are full of joy! We are the Light of the world! Smile!

Start the morning by offering your whole day up to God. Give each day, with all that is in store in it to Him and you will live in the Savior’s Light.

“When you love the Lord and His infinite grace you don’t have to tell others it will show in your face.”


Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

Visit Mary’s website at www.marygalvano.com.

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