Eclipse Of The Heart

Eclipse Of The Heart

 

On Monday when the eclipse happened it had me thinking of some things. We got about 91% here, so it was a good chunk covered. My kids were super excited about this, okay, well the girls were. My twins didn’t understand what’s going on with them having autism. I explained it best I could to them.

Eclipse Glasses – ✔

Tv turned on to news stations – ✔

Cell phone on Weather Channel and switching between that and NASA feed – ✔

We were ready! Did I mention that I’m a big science nerd? No. Well, I am and so I was all excited for this. My older two take after me on this, too. We stood outside one at a time as we could only snag two glasses. Those boogers were hard to come by here. My oldest screamed when it started and kept going out to check it as did I. She was keeping track for schooling.

Now, I took the twins out one at a time and helped them look. One of them said, “Mom, PacMan is eating the sun!” I guess it did look like that a little.

For the short time that it was here and going across, it was like people put down their devices and just watched as it happened. We all came together. How awesome is that! You know there was one other time this happened as well. Have you guessed it?

Have you guessed it? You might have seen a post going around about it. I think it’s too awesome not to share!

It was the darkest day in history 2000 years ago when the Son of Man was hanging on a cross. The scripture gives this account in Mark 15:33-34: “At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

 

The sun was darkened for three hours as the Father turned away from the Son. For the first time in all of

The sun was darkened for three hours as the Father turned away from the Son. For the first time in all of eternity there was a separation of the Father and the Son. Our finite minds can’t comprehend such love for us that God would sacrifice His Son. And why would the Son willingly give His life for the sins of the whole world? It’s beyond our human comprehension. Darkness in the middle of the day. Creation mourning the killing and death of the Lord of Creation. But praise God it didn’t end there…not in darkness! The darkest day in history was turned into a glorious daylight as the Son arose on the third day! Salvation was complete.

(Credit to Lynn Wilkerson on Facebook a post she made.)

 

 

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Allyson Carter About Allyson Carter

Allyson Carter is an author who dips her toes into the suspense and romance genres in the Edgy Christian market. She lives in Indiana with her husband, four children and three cats, where she homeschools her children, three on the autism spectrum. You can find out more about her books on her website. She also has a personal blog at Faith and Homemaking

Comments

  1. Laurie Driesen says:

    I’m so glad that you wrote about the other time in history when the earth went black. I thought of that so much during the eclipse. While Jesus was on the cross and the sky was dark, it really must have been impactful because the centurion exclaimed that Jesus must be the Son of God. Thanks for your post!

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