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June 22, 2017
"The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting." –Psalm 50:1
Dan and I are traveling downstate to my old stomping grounds in August. Heading for the place where I received my undergraduate degree. Carbondale, IL. On August 21st there will be a total eclipse of the sun, and I’m not going to miss it!
Folks down there are going wild. NASA will be in town, broadcasting from Carbondale. I am told that when the eclipse is "in totality" temperatures drop, planets come into view, birds head for their nests, and crickets and frogs pump up the volume. The longest show is in Makanda, a beautiful place in the Shawnee National Forest.
Not so long ago, events like this terrified people. Special sacrifices were made to the gods in hopes that a horrible tragedy wouldn’t occur. Now, through the miracle of modern science, we understand what is going on. Yet, that sense of wonder is still there. Our God is an awesome God! On August 21, light will again shine out of the darkness. Thanks be to God!