In case you haven’t heard (lol), we are having a total solar eclipse tomorrow. It’s a pretty big deal since the eclipse will cross the whole United States. As I write, people are rushing towards the towns with the best views of the eclipse. Lucky for me, we’ll be having a 99% total eclipse in Owensboro so I don’t have to leave town to get a great view of the eclipse.
Other than church, we haven’t left the house yet today, but we have been warned that traffic will be increased, every hotel is booked up, and that restaurants will be overflowing. We’ve been told that there could be long lines to buy gas and groceries tomorrow. And we better be extremely careful driving during the eclipse as drivers will surely be distracted.
We have also been advised to keep pets inside lest they get confused and stare at the sun and become permanently blind. Perhaps we should buy them their own set of eclipse glasses.
Oh and the eclipse glasses! You must have a pair. They must be NASA approved. If you haven’t purchased them yet then it you better get ready to pay a pretty penny for them. I have to admit that even I waited to the last minute to purchase my glasses and I only have a pair because a friend was at the right place at the right time and tipped me off.
Everyone is excited. Everyone is afraid of going blind. And it’s possible that everyone just needs to calm down a little bit. By tomorrow evening the eclipse will be over and while I’m sure that something somewhere will go wrong due to the chaos of the event, everything will be okay. By next weekend we probably won’t even be talking about this anymore.
I’m sorry that I’m rambling on, but there really is a point to this post other than to talk about the eclipse.
I saw some meme on Facebook a few days ago that said, Think about how different your life would be if we all spent as much time preparing for Jesus’ return as we are for the eclipse.
Um. That hurts a little bit.
I’ve spent tons of time this week getting ready for the eclipse. I’ve been watching and reading many news stories. I had to hunt down a pair of eclipse glasses. Our school spent all week getting permission slips signed so that we can take the kids out and let them see the eclipse and getting the kids glasses ready.
You see, the sun is our light and without we would be in big trouble. The fact that we will be without it in the middle of the day for a few minutes has impacted our lives in profound ways. But there is also the SON who is the light of our lives and without Him we have nothing. We might as well be stumbling around in the darkness, forever lost and forever without hope.
So whether or not you are ready for the eclipse and whether or not that you plan to watch it or not, remember to look at the SON, Jesus, and prepare for his second coming. We will survive a few minutes without our sun but without Jesus we would be completely lost.
Do you plan to watch the solar eclipse? Or are you skipping it?