Seeing Faith within Eclipse

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

There are two kinds of people. One agrees with Psalms 19:1: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of His hands.” The other sees the solar eclipse phenomenon as a one-in-a-gazillion chance.

From NASA: “The Moon's size and distance contribute to a wonderful coincidence for those of us who live here on Earth. The Moon is about 400 times smaller than the Sun, but it also just happens to be about 400 times closer. The result is that from Earth, they appear to be the same size. And when its orbit around the Earth takes the Moon directly between Earth and the Sun, the Moon blocks our view of the Sun in what we call a solar eclipse. This is just the same as when you use your thumb to block your view of something that is both much larger and much farther away.”

Says Brad Akers: “What if God delights in showing off the grandeur of His creation and the intricacy of its design like this, that we might, in awestruck wonder, consider the attributes of a Designer who could provide for us such a world?”

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:19-21)

Personally, I think it takes more faith to believe this universe has all of this perfect order as a random result of an explosion than it takes to believe that someone put the puzzle together. But that's just me.

--Steve