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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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The eclipse and God’s beautiful creation

How the upcoming eclipse declares God’s glory

In a few short weeks, we will witness one of the most awe-inspiring events we have ever seen. On that day, the moon, a celestial object having roughly the diameter of the United States, will pass directly between us and the sun. In doing so, it will plunge us into shadow.

In our daily lives we don’t often think about the scale and magnitude of the creation. The universe is composed of structures of incredible size — moons, planets, stars, solar systems, galaxies — that we simply imagine as “big.”

But on that day… we will experience and see with our eyes the greater workings of the creation. We will watch as the moon slides between us and our sun, and we will understand how truly small we are.

The Word tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1). Our God, creator of all, displays His majesty through his creation. He is infinite, spanning time and space, greater than the greatest things He has created. And so, on that day, as we shiver in the shadow of one of the smallest of the celestial bodies, we will understand a little more deeply that our God is glorious, magnificent and unfathomable.

I urge you, brothers and sisters in Christ, to prepare for that day. Don’t minimize this opportunity; anticipate it. Ask God to use this event to inspire you, to challenge your understanding of His greatness and to draw you closer to Him.

For over a year we have been preparing for the eclipse so that you and our guests can experience it. We have purchased solar eclipse glasses for our campus community, invited speakers to educate us and prepared the faculty and administration.

We invite you to be a part of the day. Check out what’s happening at www.taylor.edu/events/eclipse. Invite your families and friends to register and join us. (Students, staff and faculty do NOT need to sign up.) Our preparations aren’t done. Please pray that the Lord would provide clear skies that day and that the team working on the preparations would be able to finish strong.

peter_staritz@taylor.edu