The 2017 eclipse of the sun reveals the Son
August 21, 2017, in America millions of people will be looking up to see the eclipse of the sun by our moon. It’s a pretty cool phenomenon. And what makes it even cooler is that it doesn’t happen by accident. Want proof? How about being able to predict when eclipses occur? That’s certainly not random, is it? Not only can scientists predict WHEN they’ll happen…they can predict WHERE they’ll be total and partial. That’s because the design is dependable.
Here’s why an eclipse of the sun reveals the Son.
The moon is approximately 400 times smaller than the sun and also about 400 times closer to the earth than the sun. Because the Son of God made it that way. The apostle John had this to say about how everything was made: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” Lots of people, for some reason, get stuck on that “nothing was made that was made” part. They “feel” like it’s talking in a circle. But that’s not what’s going on.
It’s a description of what’s made and WHO isn’t. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, was not made. And God, as The Son, made everything else. The sun, the moon, the stars, Earth, and all the creatures on the earth…they’re all made. And not like some random act of creativity either. The solar system, our galaxy, and all the universe are functioning like a finely tuned clock…in fact, even more precisely and more dependably than any clock.
It pleases God to surprise and delight us.
He could have designed the Earth and moon to simply work together efficiently and left it at that. But God loves to throw in the fireworks…the concert…the spectacle. Why? I suspect He’s like any good father…it just delights Him to see the looks on our faces. And which direction will millions of faces be pointing during the eclipse of the sun? Yeah, UP!
Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green?
Why is the sun gold? What does it all mean?
Why is the air clear? Why is the ground brown?
Why does the earth float and never fall down?
Cause God made skies. He made them blue.
He made the world for me and you
And all because it pleased Him to.
God loves us through and through.
Why is a horse fast? Why is a snail slow?
Why does it get cold when Northern winds blow?
Why is the sea green? Why is the sand white?
Why is the day day? Why is the night night?
Cause God made creatures big and small,
And sand and seas; He made them all.
And even if we trip and fall
God helps us to stand tall.
God’s love is always there.
His love will never die.
And so you can trust in Him
For all your questions why”
© 2008 Tony Funderburk
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