sun gradually gone
world chills, sunset comes, darkness
yet light still remains
For those of you who have followed my earlier posts this week, you know that Meg and I celebrated our upcoming fiftieth wedding anniversary by inviting our sons and their wives to join us on Dooley Mt in Baker County to camp and watch the solar eclipse. We enjoyed many memorable moments, highlighted, of course, by the total eclipse itself.
Our location gave us one of the longer times of totality in Oregon—2 minutes and 4 seconds. Nonetheless, what seemed like an eternity of build up was over way too soon.
I had expected to be overwhelmed by totality. Yet, the sudden drop in temperature as totality approached remains an equally vivid memory It reminded me of our deep dependence on the sun’s warmth, and the consequences of its loss.
And I thought as well of our dependence on the Son’s Presence. Without Him, our lives lack focus and assurance and deep peace, comfort, and strength. The sun sustains us physically; the Son sustains us spiritually and emotionally.
And I also realized the deep meaning of light in the darkness. Even though the moon covered the sun’s disc, the bright corona still remained visible. The sun light, and Son light cannot be overcome!