When I was growing up, I was told that people who paid attention to eclipses and the like were superstitious, but I’ve had to rethink that position by going back to “the beginning.”
Then God said, “let lights in the expanse of the sky be for separating the day from the night. They will be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.”
Signs. The eclipse recorded in Amos 8: 9 reminds me of the spectacular eclipse witnessed August 21, 2017. “It will be in that day,” declares my Lord Adonai–“I will make the sun go down at noon, yes, I will darken the earth in daylight” (TLV).
The most notable eclipse in human history occurred around 33 AD. “It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun died out. And the curtain of the Temple was torn in two” (Luke 23: 44, TLV).
Are we a nation under judgment? [Please read Deuteronomy 28.] After 9/11 the churches were filled with people worshipping God, but the “return to God” movement was short-lived. As we approach the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11, let us repent and return to God.