I’m guessing that’s probably the burning question when there is troubled times in our lives or in the world. And it seems to me that we readily have the answer to that question. Well of course the answer is that there must be light. Similarly, we say that after a storm there must be a calm.
But wouldn’t it be to our benefit also to seek to find out what happens after there has been a period of light? This way, we can be flexible about what life throws at us and thus be more prepared than if we didn’t explore a less obvious question.
The answer to the proposed question has always been right above our heads, I suggest. Take a look at this image of the repeating cycle of the moon and follow along in the direction of the arrow in relation to my observations further below.
After the darkness has swallowed the moon, the light waxes into a crescent, and it then further waxes into the half (first quarter), whose light waxes into a gibbous until the light turns FULL (bright).
After the light has swallowed the moon, the light wanes into a gibbous, and then it further wanes into the last half (third quarter), whose light wanes into a crescent until the cover of darkness is complete, but it is also a NEW moon.
Now that’s promising.… Happy Easter.