October 25 – The Great Eclipse

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The Great Eclipse

Ye are the light of the world.” –Jesus Christ

On August 21, 2017,  our nation looked skyward and beheld a breathtaking sight. For the first time in 99 years, a solar eclipse moved from one coast to the other and our country shared in the excitement and awe. The eclipse was 97% at my house where my wife and I, with the assistance of the incredibly allusive, but all-too-important eclipse glasses, viewed the eclipse. Simply put, that means that only 3% of the sun was shining in our area. I quite expected it to get much darker than it did. Don’t get me wrong, it got darker than it normally does, and it was like wearing a pair of sunglasses, but I was surprised how much light 3% of the sun could generate.

Sometimes it seems as though my family and my church are the only people living for Christ. I look around at our world and am blown away at the debauchery and sin which is so prevalent around us. I was reminded during the eclipse that it only takes a little light to light an area. Christian, though it may sometimes seem as though the darkness will engulf the light, might I remind you of the words of Christ: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” Keep shining in these dark days so others may see your light.

Daily Reading: Luke 6-7

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