“God made two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night” (Genesis 1:16)
During today’s solar eclipse these two beautiful lights God created to rule the day and night align in such a way that the lesser blocks the light of the greater. A rare total eclipse of the sun, 99% of its light will be briefly blocked here in the Rock Hill area.
Schools are letting out early and workers will empty their offices to enjoy this unique experience. I have my solar eclipse glasses and am ready to enjoy this special phenomenon. I have the filter for my camera and hope to capture a few pics to commemorate the experience.
Yet in all the excitement I’m reminded of just how great our God really is and how small our universe really is. He hung these great lights in their orbits and events like today’s eclipse are His reminder that nothing in our universe is completely independent. Each element is part of a whole, impacted by other elements of creation and dependent on their creator.
So are we!
We are not independent and self-sustaining. Life is given to us and at death life is taken from us. We reside in this universe and on this earth He created – the earth He uses to sustain us during our years here. We are dependent on Him and His beautiful gifts.
Today when I observe the eclipse my face will smile in wonder at its beauty while my heart smiles at the greatness of God who created these two great lights called the sun and moon.
I will pray – and align my soul with my God.
Pastor Steve Hogg
PS If my pics are any good I’ll share them in tomorrow’s blog