The picture above looks like most any photo take at sunrise or sunset I suppose. But the image wasn’t snapped at either time. It was taken at 1:08 PM on August 21st – the day of the total eclipse. In fact, at that moment, the eclipse had reached “totality.”
As my family gathered to watch, my mom remarked, “It’s amazing how much light the sun is still able to give off, even when totally blocked by the moon.” Two or three times she marveled at the reality – no matter how the moon attempted to block out the sun’s light, it couldn’t be done completely. Yes, the street lights came on, the crickets chirped, and we even heard a hoot owl or two, but total darkness never came. Why? Because the sun remained.
As I took in the majesty of the moment, I realized Mom was right, the little bit of sun that remained, was more than enough to prevent total darkness, and to illuminate the entire area. Friends, the same is true for the little light that you and I each carry with us each day. The world around us seems to be enduring one long, slow, and painful “eclipse” of reason and of faith. Things seem to be getting darker and darker by the day. However, when the surroundings of any environment become darker, one small candle spreads a greater light!
Christ in you is the light of the world – shine brightly for Him. –Dave
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
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