Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years
~ Genesis 1:14
Sometimes I realize just how well God knows us.
Today across most of our country there will be one of the many wonders of creation, an eclipse. Sometimes I think that God placed things in motion like this just to remind us of just how remarkable all of creation actually is.
While we have been warned, "not to look," it reminds me of the words God said to Moses, "remove your sandals, the ground you walk on is holy."
There are things so spectacular that exist in the universe that while we know the scientific reasons for "why" the spiritual side exclaims, "WOW!"
While a solar eclipse doesn't happen to us every day, there are many moments that remind us that the Creator of all things is at work. A newborn draws her first breath. A man hears that he is going to live after cancer. On and on, there are "WOW" moments.
God's presence and sacredness in our lives comes in many ways. This happens to be one of those that makes people stop, look to the heavens in awe, and discover something very spiritual about the experience.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, even in the silence, may I discover Your overwhelming presence. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.