Clearly Seen

“For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities —
His eternal power and divine nature —
have been clearly seen, 
being understood from what has been made,
so that people are without excuse.”
Romans 1:20

 

Yesterday’s total eclipse of the sun began in Mexico at approximately 11:07 A.M.

It traveled across a 115 mile stretch of U.S. from Texas and into Maine, and then into Canada.

About 31.6 million people live in the path of totality where the moon fully blocked the sun.

This information is according to NASA. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

At first I was going to keep my Counselling Appointment. Instead, I asked if we could work an hour prior to our first set time. My Client agreed. I was therefore free to watch the second “total eclipse” of the sun in my lifetime. The first one happened in the 1970s.

Our children all watched except our oldest son, who is on a Mission Trip in Nicaragua.

We shared pictures as this historical event unfolded on What’s App. Along with this my siblings, who always share excitement for anything in life, were also exuberant with joy over witnessing God’s majesty and greatness in the eclipse 2024.

Even though my eclipse viewing glasses weren’t that effective, I could put on my hubby’s welding helmet and see much more!

And as the western hemisphere watched on with glee, awe, and wonder, God’s faithfulness unfolded as a manifold witness to His glorious creation, majesty, and glory! How profound. How miraculous for those who have eyes to see.

And as the sun came up in the east this morning, I took another picture, trying to capture God’s power in a photo. I only got a grasp of it. Yesterday. Today. And every day until I go home to eternity.

So many amazing photos circulating on Social Media. I hope you got a glimpse of them. Some very professional pictures at that!

We just had fun with it sitting in our shop by the pond. Communicating excitedly with our children and my siblings. Nothing too fancy, just some paper glasses, a welding helmet, a few lawn chairs, and some good company. But boy, are we ever glad we took the time to watch!

Some highlights to me were when it got black as the night and our dusk to dawn light came on. My husband snatched that moment to take his binoculars to gaze at the eclipse. (This was the only time you could look without hurting your eyes…)

Our daughter and her kids were outdoors, and the kids ran around in the dark in the daytime!

Two of our sons, wives and our one son watched with their kids, glasses on, excitement piqued. Patio lights turned on in the dark. Kids watched on, learning God’s greatness in this historical moment.

Perhaps if you watched it you noticed how small we are and how great our God is?

That stood out for most of us.

And anyone who doesn’t acknowledge God’s power but only viewed it as a “cosmic event” is without excuse.

That should cause us to be concerned for those who have not seen or refuse to see “the light.”

So let’s put God on display wherever we go and whatever we do so His name may be glorified!

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature—
have been clearly seen,
being understood from what has been made,
so that people are without excuse.”
Romans 1:20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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