Friday, August 4, 2017

The Coming Eclipse: A Harbinger of Doom? Or A Sign From Heaven?

"And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse
of the heavens to separate the day from the night,
and let them be signs and tokens of God's provident care,
and to mark seasons, days, and years."
Genesis 1:14

The United States Postal Service has issued a
commemorative stamp for this month's upcoming solar eclipse.

In ancient times, many people who witnessed a total eclipse
of the sun believed that the absence of light, 
 when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, 
was a dire warning of  impending doom.

This month, for the first time in many years, a total solar
eclipse will be visible from the United States of America.
The intended track of the eclipse will be from Oregon to
South Carolina, however, thanks to the major advances of
21st century technology, this once-in-a-lifetime event for
many people will be captured in real time and viewed by
millions all over the earth.

That said, there are already many Internet websites 
 focused on this  upcoming celestial event with some
suggesting that the eclipse could be a harbinger
of cataclysmic doom, or the end of the world.
 Many people are growing fearful of 
what might happen a few weeks from now.
Seeing that our world is increasingly like the days of Noah,
believers too are wondering about the coming eclipse.

However, Jesus reminds us,
 "Do not let your hearts be troubled,
distressed, agitated. You believe in and adhere
 to and trust and rely on God; 
believe in and adhere to and trust in
 and rely also on Me."  
John 14:1

"What a joyful thing it is that we are not left alone
in this world! What a joyful thing to know that
one is not the sport of circumstance and of accident;
not orphaned amid all these destructive forces
that move in upon us, as children of God
here in this world; to know, in short,
that over it all there is the
resistless will of God.

We are moving upon an appointed course,
and the joys and sorrows of our lives are
all appointed and portioned out,
molding and shaping us for better things."
"The New Life In Christ Jesus"
C.I. Scofield

"For I am persuaded beyond doubt,
 that neither death nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities,
 nor things impending and threatening,
 nor things to come, nor powers....
.Nor height nor depth, 
nor anything else in all creation
 will be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:28

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