A Shadow on the Moon

I stood with my daughter on September 28, 2015, and gazed at the full moon, hiding its shiny face from us that night.

We witnessed the one hour, twelve minute total lunar eclipse–in awe and wonder. The display of an all-powerful Creator as the earth came between the sun and the moon. What a phenomenon! Like a curtain being pulled across the moon, turning it blood red. All by the mighty hand of Christ-Creator.

Everything’s purposeful and orderly in the universe as Paul described to the Colossians, “For Him all things were created and by Him all things hold together” (1:16, 17). What a reminder and a confirmation that he “sustains all things by His powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3).

Had the sun come between the earth and the moon, all inhabitants of the earth would have been fried pretzels.

When earth’s shadow had moved passed the moon, and the moon reflected the sun’s rays again, I said to my daughter, “God is not entertaining us. Instead, He is reaffirming he’s in complete control of all His creation and reminding us of the truth: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–His eternal power and His Deity–have been clearly seen, being understood by what has been made” (Romans 1:20), including the lunar eclipse.

It was as if He were saying, “Sleep well tonight, my child, I’ve just let you know that ‘I’ve got the whole world in My hands.’”