By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
Millions of people across North America eagerly anticipated witnessing the great solar eclipse on August 21. Hopefully, they didn’t truly witness it – gazing in an unprotected manner and permanently damaging their eyes.
Solar eclipses have fascinated people for thousands of years, creating fear in the hearts of ancient civilizations and filling the coffers of more modern entrepreneurs. Celestial events have a way of doing that.
However, this recent solar eclipse was all about position and perspective.
By comparison, earth’s small moon could never obliterate the larger sun’s light. But for those on earth in the path of the moon’s orbit, the celestial speck momentarily blocked the sun’s direct light and created a comparatively localized shadow on the earth’s surface.
Have you ever felt like you were living in an emotional or spiritual shadow? What if getting out from under it were as simple as stepping into the light?
Our God holds the universe—as well as our hearts—in His hand, and we need not fear looking to Him with eyes of faith. I draw great comfort from knowing that we can count on His light to never darken in our lives. Nothing can block us from His love, nor will He ever turn away, leaving us in shadow.
May these cosmic displays always remind us of our Lord’s great faithfulness:
God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:17
“The Lord make His face shine upon thee …” ~An Improper Proposal
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