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Topic: light (05/24/04)
TITLE: The Light of the Moon
By Theresa Knight
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Mike, my husband, and I were stationed in Gaeta, Italy in 1991, during the Persian Gulf War. He was in the Navy then, stationed aboard the Sixth Fleet Flag Ship. After being in Gaeta for a month, our household goods arrived, and we moved into a condo across the street from the Gulf of Gaeta.
Due to the War, the ship left the following morning. Having to say ‘goodbye’ was hard. No one knew when the ship was due back, and I would be by myself in this foreign country while the ship was away. No base was in Gaeta, and all of the Americans there lived among the Italian people. I could speak some Italian, but still felt a strong uneasiness.
One night, a few weeks later, sitting on the balcony of our condo, the full moon shining very bright and softly on the Gulf of Gaeta. The sight was extremely beautiful and mesmerizing. It calmed my uneasiness, and comforted me. After that night, seems like
I noticed the Italian people more, and realized their friendliness.
Even now, I believe the Lord was speaking to me, letting me know he was watching over the ship’s crew and guiding them to safety. This is just one of many of His many ways of communicating with His own using light.