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Monday, August 21, 2017

Do You Fear the Dark?


And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament…And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night…and God saw that it was good."
--Genesis 1:14, 16 (KJV)

Where or how did you watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017?

I usually don’t assume anything, but I think I’m safe to assume that you did watch the eclipse from some source, if not the actual event. Reports anticipated a record number would witness the eclipse because of our present technology—TV, computer, tablet, cell phone.


This year’s total eclipse hasn’t occurred over our continent for about 99 years, and won’t do so again for about another 100 years. The eclipse occurs when the moon travels between the earth and the sun. It’s a phenomenon involving the two great lights God made as recorded in the Scripture cited above.

Did the total eclipse cause your area to become dark at mid-day?

In my childhood I was afraid of the dark. I remember as a young child how grateful I was for the glow of one small light bulb to dispell the darkness around me. Even now, I’m uncomfortable in total darkness—two table lamps burn in my home 24/7.

From experience I know that even the light from a tiny birthday candle makes a difference in a dark room. Any light makes its most profound effect in total darkness.

I would probably not be comfortable living in Alaska where I hear the nights are much longer than I'm used to. I’ll be content to stay in my present location where total mid-day darkness only occurs about every 100 years. 

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