Well, Folks, today is the day! The solar eclipse is on its way. Glasses have been purchased, viewing boxes crafted, parties planned….and now we wait. I live in the “path of totality” and in the largest city on that path. The flood of people coming in this weekend has amazed me. I get it. It is an awesome once in a lifetime event.
However, my mind keeps returning to one of the most memorable blackouts…
A man hanging in pain and sorrow.
A criminal… according to the powers that be.
A Savior so in love with his creation–HIs children–he is willing to give up his very life for them.
3 hours of darkness recorded in scripture.
“It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, because the sun’s light failed.” Luke 23:44 (CSB)
3 hours of darkness will be witnessed by many today.
Today, the moon will obstruct the sun. It is odd, and we will all notice it. Because it is unnatural.
How many times do we notice when we allow the created things in our lives eclipse the Creator?
My prayer for you today:
Father, I lift up all those who will see the wonder of the eclipse. I pray that they will see not just an amazing phenomenon of nature, but an AMAZING GOD OF ALL. That the wonder of this day will bring us to our knees in worship of the one who made it all.
Let us not “….[exchange] the truth of God for a lie, and [worship] and [serve] what has been created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.” Romans 1:25 (CSB)
Even as we watch the moon overtake the light of the sun, let us all remember that You are on the throne of heaven in control of all.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5 (NLT)
Lord, let us rest in the knowledge of the Cross. Let us know that the horrid ashes of utter ruin heaped on Jesus’ head have been redeemed for crowns of untold beauty for your followers. Loose our tongues to tell your story today. Prod us. Nudge us. Open our eyes to see those around us who need your truth and your light to shine around their darkness.
In Jesus’ name,