Are you going to enjoy the total eclipse of the sun today? Just for future reference, today is Monday, August 21, 2017. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee, and we will get a great view of it today. I plan on going outside with my laptop and experiencing the darkness while safely watching it live streaming from the NASA sight. I may even do the paper plate and pinhole simple project to also enjoy it.
It is amazing all the hype surrounding this event. I watched an old video from Walter Kronkite when the last total eclipse happened in February of 1979. He even mentioned the next one will take place in 2017. It is pretty cool and kind of comical all at the same time.
For me personally, I marvel at a God who is so creative and awesome and set things in place. I mean they can predict the event and actually pinpoint the very path it will travel simply because our God is that precise.
Not only does God care deeply about and love his created people, but even the stars, planets, and moons in the galaxy. They all play a role in his creation and they all follow their appointed paths. They are upheld by his will and perform to his cadence. What God does this?
I hope wherever you are today, that you go outside and marvel at the creation. Think about the tiniest creepy crawly things in your environment all the way to the sun and moon light years away and simply marvel at what God has made and how he lovingly placed us in their midst.
Not only that, but the hairs on your head are even counted by Him. He knows each of us that intimately. But, more so, he loves us and cares about each of our lives. Take time while you are (safely) eclipse gazing today to stop and read Psalms 139. Here is a portion,
“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
To be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
To the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute –
You’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
Night and day, darkness and light,
They’re all the same to you.”
Psalm 139: 7-12, The Message
So, you see, God has given us his creation. He is to be found everywhere and knows where we are in it as well. Not in a creepy way, not at all, rather in a way that He is always accessible to us at any given second in time. He is that near to us.
That, my friend, is who my God is. He loves each of us that much to know and care where we are. He loves us that much to be able to be found, no matter where we find ourselves.
Enjoy the eclipse today, just know God is right there enjoying it with you, in fact He revels being right there with you and seeing it as if it is the grandest thing there ever was, that is besides yourself!