Illuminating GOD’S Glory

Lord willing, by this time next week all of us will have witnessed something a little rare……. A Total Eclipse of the Sun.   I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to it because the last one that was visible this area was in 1979 and I can’t really remember much about that one.   But nonetheless, this one seems different, maybe it’s the hype this one is getting that I don’t recall at all for the 79 eclipse.   I mean some schools are releasing kids early, and some are having viewing parties to take it all in and I certainly don’t remember that.  I’ve even noticed the DOT warning signs on the highways are promoting the Eclipse and our need to make plans for the traffic issues that are coming.  And then the internet and media have taken it to the next level as they are full of info on what the Eclipse is, how they happen, when they might happen again, how to watch it, how not to watch it and more, you name it you can find it if you want it.

But one thing I am not seeing in mainstream media and beyond is what even makes an Eclipse possible.  So Let’s back it up all the way to Day 4 of existence and see what GOD did to make 8/21/17 more exciting………

Genesis 1: 14-19

And GOD said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years,  and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.  And GOD made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.  And GOD set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,  to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And GOD saw that it was good.  And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

As the VBS kids would say……WOW GOD!  That’s Amazing, Thank you for the Sun and Moon that gives us the Light and darkness we need for our daily life, because without it we wouldn’t survive, we couldn’t see the beauty of your creations and we certainly couldn’t see this Total Eclipse.  And the neat part is, when God Created the Sun and Moon on Day 4, he knew they would cross in this unique way next week and we would get to witness it.  Did you know the Sun is 400 times bigger than the Moon?  God does and he also knows when something 400 times smaller can cover something that’s 400 times its size we will take note and we will be amazed.  I just pray we are more amazed at the power of HIS hand than just an Eclipse which pales in comparison to everything else HE has done for us, HIS Children.

So no matter what the media says, or what teachers are forced to tell kids about it, the Word of GOD makes it clear…….  Without GOD the sun and moon wouldn’t exist and without HIS power over them they wouldn’t rotate in their perfect pattern and give us this opportunity to see this amazing work of our GOD on display.

Let’s give GOD the Glory only he deserves for each New day and let’s celebrate his great power as we watch a light show that only HE can create!

Chris Best


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