Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
How Did the Solar Eclipse Change You?

How Did the Solar Eclipse Change You?


The 2024 solar eclipse is now history. The special glasses sought in a frenzy prior to April 8 have been cast aside. Life is back to normal once again.

So, has anything really changed?

For some, the dance of the sun and moon provided a diversion from the routine—a reason to stay home from school or work. Others welcomed nature’s display as epic entertainment. Still others failed to take the warnings seriously and are already experiencing eye damage.

For me, the eclipse was more than entertainment. It was proof, yet again, of a universe governed, not by chaos, but by an orderly Creator on the grandest scale. Validation that the cosmos is not the result of a gaseous big bang, but rather the product of thoughtful design. The eclipse reaffirmed that the One who hung the stars in space is still choreographing their waltz.

The Bible tells us the heavens declare the glory of their Creator (Psalm 19:1). And once again, the heavens didn’t just declare it, they proclaimed it in a way that made humanity stop, sit up, and take notice.

Still, the eclipse will now be a footnote in history books yet to be written. The question for us is, what will we do with the experience?

I want to hold on to the sense of awe inspired by this heavenly dance. To remember God is big and I am small, and that’s a good thing. I want to remember God controls suns and moons and planets, and the control I think I have over my life is an illusion at best.

Most of all, I want to remember the Creator of the universe is the same One who invites me to call Him Father. The same One who sent His Son, Jesus, to restore my broken relationship with Him. And He is the same One who placed His Spirit in me to direct my steps. El Elyon, the Most High God, is also El Roi, the God Who Sees Me. Nothing is too big for Him to handle, and nothing is so small that it would escape His notice.

Will you join me in moving from admiring creation to worshipping the Creator? As we do, the eclipse will achieve its primary purpose: to declare God’s glory and to encourage us to do the same.

How did the solar eclipse change you?

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