It was cool to see the eclipse yesterday. From where I live it was about a 75% eclipse. At the peak of the eclipse it was a really weird light and felt kind of cool, temperature wise. This is the best of the pics that I took.
As so much has been written and posed about this amazing event I did a little research. The English word ‘eclipse’ comes the Greek word meaning in part, abandonment. There are at least a couple of reasons for this name. For some it was because people believed the sun was abandoning the earth. Another expression of belief that existed was that during the eclipse god had abandoned us. So in both cases sacrifices needed to be made.
I’m so glad that I can sit here today writing this blog and clearly state that God is bigger and more glorious than the eclipse. God is more powerful than the sun or in some fake god that abandons his people for whatever reason.
Think about this verse and consider these facts: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork”: Psalms 19:1 ESV. When you see the sun or the moon they seem to be the same size in Earth’s sky. This is because the sun’s diameter is about 400 times greater than the moon. What’s amazing is that the sun is also about 400 times farther away from the earth than the moon. Hence the reality of the eclipse yesterday. Isn’t that incredible – God is better than the eclipse.
One author described God like this – “That God is other and set apart from everything else, that he is in a class by himself. God is not just greater than us, but altogether different in his greatness. He is transcendent, infinitely above or beyond us. The true God is distinct, set apart, from all that he has made as the only truly self-sufficient Being. All his creatures depend on him; he alone exists from within himself”.
God is way better than the eclipse. Trust Him. Worship Him!!