About Joseph he said:
“May the Lord bless his land
with the precious dew from heaven above
and with the deep waters that lie below;
with the best the sun brings forth
and the finest the moon can yield;
with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.
- Deuteronomy 33:13-16
Sound the ram’s horn at the New Moon,
and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
this is a decree for Israel,
an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
When God went out against Egypt,
he established it as a statute for Joseph.
- Psalm 81:3-5
Why did I arise at 5:30 this morning? Was it to catch a heavy frost on the 7th of May? Was it to catch the Flower Supermoon, when the moon is full and also in its perigee (closest to the earth)? Or was it laundry day? It’s a close one, but I have my money on laundry day.
The first Scripture is from the blessings of the tribes by Moses. This is the beginning of the blessing for the tribe of Joseph. Then, Joseph is mentioned in the psalm of Asaph, where it speaks of new moon and full moon.
This is the last supermoon in 2020. It appears larger in the sky, because it is closer than usual.
As for the frost, I hope people covered their plants last night. A frost this late can do some damage, but oh, how I love a crisp frosty morning. It always seems to frost in our neighborhood when the “official” temperature is a little above freezing, but as Al Sleet, the hippie dippy weatherman (George Carlin) used to say, “Who care?! Nobody lives at the airport!”
Good morning, everyone. God has provided us a wonderful day. Indeed, blow the ram’s horn, but wait for the sun to come up. A Dodge Ram pickup with its horn blaring might wake up the neighbors.
Now, to get those clothes in the drier…
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.