Total Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Today, I awoke at 5:10am to watch a total lunar eclipse. This is the first time I’ve seen the moon completely disappear into darkness with no remnant of its form remaining.

As the moon slowly disappeared, I stood amazed at how the sun’s radiance reflects off the moon revealing what is normally hidden in total darkness. While in awe of this natural wonder, I considered how Jesus is the reflection of the Father’s glory, who reveals what is hidden in darkness. I realized how the sin of the world and my life sometimes overshadows the radiance of God’s glory as revealed in Jesus, but only for a moment, then glory once again scatters darkness.

One last thought crossed my mind, but this time as the sun rose on the horizon. If I were to look directly into the sun, my eyes would be forever darkened. As it is, no one can look into the face of God and live, but as the moon, reflects the light of the sun, to reveal what is hidden in darkness, Jesus reflects the glory of the Father. I can look at the moon to see the light of the sun, just as I can look at Jesus to see the glory of His Father.

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven” Hebrews 1:3, NIV.


2 Responses

  1. pretty amazing wasn’t it. it is good to be alive

  2. That is an awesome comparison, Ron. I really liked that. You should be a pastor 🙂

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