I Don’t Have to See It to Know

Imagine trying to write about anything else on a day like today. Yep. It’s solar eclipse or nothing.

Well, I’m going to chicken out and join the ranks of those who’d rather not risk blindness – and don’t want to be caught with a cardboard box on their head. No thanks. I’ll step outside and note the darkness of the day, but I’ll keep my eyes to the groundI don’t have to see it to know.

Okay, maybe this is a little cheesy. I promise I’m not trying to be like this guy.

But God likes to reveal wisdom through things astounding and detrimental like solar eclipses. {Or is it “eclipsi”?}

I mean, why are we so surprised that our human eye can’t actually see something so glorious without physical damage to our person? We should’ve learned from Moses by now. Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” The Lord said, “You cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” Exod 33:18,20

How do you think this solar eclipse thing is happening anyway? Forget “science.” It’s the pure hand of God – who commands the sun . . . who seals up the stars. Job 9:7

And maybe this 2017 eclipse is not what’s going on here –> Matt 24:29-30 & Acts 2:19-21 – but read and ponder. Because one day, that stuff will happen.

If anything, the eclipse is a reminder of the greatest day of all time when the lit sky became dark. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. Matt 27:45

So for a few seconds of an eclipse event, we can actually put ourselves in that moment. A moment so dark, that when God’s glory comes, the Light makes you fall to your knees.

And that’s what he has done for us. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Col 1:13

We’re not a part of the darkness anymore. And if his eyes can’t behold sin, neither should ours. What may seem harmless for a moment can burn with lethal pain for a lifetime.

So how do we respond? We step outside and note the darkness of the day, but keep our eyes to the ground. We don’t have to see it to know.

[image credit: pixabay.com]

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Have to See It to Know

  1. Amen, Amen, Amen! Couldn’t have said it better myself! I found a really great article called “The Son Inside the Solar Eclipse” and my favorite quote from it is this: “”As the moon covers the face of the sun, let it remind you of Christ’s humiliation on our behalf, and of his death on the cross for us (and that death could not hold him for long!), and of our unshakable, utter security in him.” All I see when I look at photos of that eclipse are the Son himself! Great post my friend 🙂


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