In consideration of the 40th anniversary of the first USA moon landing, I think I will muse on New Moon Festivals.
In the Old Testament, they celebrated New Moon Festivals. I started to research it and came up with the verse below :
(Num 28:11 NASB) 'Then at the beginning of each of your months you shall present a burnt offering to the LORD; two bulls and one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect,
I am not up for killing animals (although I do enjoy me a BBQ - I just don't want to kill the meat - which is kinda psychotic and worthy of a blog all its own!), so I guess I will have to make up my own New Moon Festival celebration.
When it is a New Moon maybe I should run outside, hop on one foot and say amen!
(NASA new moon picture - not mine)
But really, what I was going after was having fun with people I like on a regular basis. So maybe New Moon Festivals aren't what I was looking for. But New Moons are a bit mysterious, aren't they? And somewhat freaky. Like there is a chance for a new beginning, which can be a bit frightening.
This does seem like something to ponder further - so I will work some more on my New Moon Festivals and when I come up with something, I will let you know!