Eclipse of the Son
On Monday, August 21, 2017, many people in a narrow band across the United States of America witnessed a total eclipse of the sun. Amazingly, the light from the enormous star at the center of our solar system was completely blocked out by a small dark sphere approximately 1/400th its size. The perfect alignment brought about by orbital dynamics, and the relative size and distance between the three heavenly bodies involved in this celestial event, created the illusion that the moon was as big as the sun. For a few moments, it was night in the middle of the day. But regardless of how things appeared, the sun was still shining brightly.
God is like that. No matter how dark things may seem, no matter what sin has ensnared us, He is still there. His truth, power, love and mercy are always shining brightly.
- Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
- John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Satan is a liar. He wants everyone to doubt God’s truth, power, love and mercy. Satan is a thief. If you are a follower of Jesus, he wants to steal the joy and peace you have as a child of God. If you have not surrendered to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he wants to keep you in the dark.
When the sin of unbelief eclipses the light of God in a person's life, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only answer!
- John 12:46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.
Even when it seems the light of God is not shining in your life, He is there! Followers of Jesus walk in the light. Christians follow Jesus to a place where sin casts no shadow. The precious blood of Jesus paid the debt for all our sins. For Christians, regardless of how we feel or how things seem, there is no eclipse of the Son!
- 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
For those whose lives are darkened by sin, run to the light – run to Jesus. God longs to be in a reconciled relationship with you – this is only possible through Jesus!!!
- 1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Every person sins (falls short of God’s standards and statutes). But for those who have made Jesus Lord of their lives, their sin debt has already been paid in full!
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Loving, gracious, merciful Father, I pray that the brightness of Your glory and the truth of Your Word will bring light to those in darkness. Please set the captives free. May the light of Your love melt the hearts of those who have rejected You. May the truth of Your Word enlighten those who have not heard. I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.