The internet, nuclear fusion, space travel.
Is there any limit to what man can achieve? This is the rallying cry of humanists who trumpet man’s greatness, man’s accomplishments, and man’s rule over nature. Man’s creativity and intelligence have the world in awe.
And yet, for a few minutes on August 21st, 2017, much of the United States was mesmerized as they witnessed the awesomeness of God’s Creation, a total eclipse of the sun. All of the news stations and social media internet sites were covering the event, replete with live blogs and videos of the eclipse. In the parking lot of my office building, several people were viewing the eclipse with special dark glasses or using pinpoint box viewers. In Southern California, because of our lower latitude, we only viewed a partial eclipse, but in Madras, Oregon, considered to be the best point of viewing, the spectators were treated to the full spectacle of a total eclipse. At the critical moment, we all watched the televised live coverage from Oregon and witnessed the eerie darkness that descended upon the audience as the sun was blocked by the passage of the moon. Spectacular and awesome! And so like God!
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:28 (ESV)
Have you not known or heard? Yes indeed, God can still rivet our attention! Do we realize that this is just an infinitesimally small manifestation of the beauty of His Creation? If God created all of this, does He also have an equally awesome plan for our lives? Yes indeed! God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth, nearly 2000 years ago. He lived the life of a perfect human, completely sinless and obedient to God. He took on the sins and just punishment that we all deserved and died on the Cross. But the Good News is He was resurrected and raised from the dead, forever conquering sin and death. And for all who confess and repent of their sins and place their trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, salvation and eternal life will be theirs.
Has God captured your attention?
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.