Psalm 104: 19, He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows it’s time for setting.
Our universe, or more properly God’s universe which He has shared with us, is a truly amazing place. And then last night God throws in a lunar eclipse for our further enjoyment. The one last night was a special treat, a mega harvest moon eclipse.
It was too cloudy in St. Louis to get a view of the event. However, through the ingenuity of God -created humans I was able to view it on the internet. The site I used had views from New Hampshire, United Kingdom, Canary Islands and South Africa. What struck me was that the view of the moon was the same from all those disparate places. Though the far flung locations on our planet can seem so different from our own location; yet there is a unity in the whole. If I watch a golf tournament from Europe, the same type of clouds float in the same blue sky as pass over our heads where I live.
I also wondered if the descriptions of the last days as a time featuring blood and the moon turning to blood (Joel 2:30-31; Rev. 6:12) might not have been drawn from the eclipse of a harvest moon. Last night the moon certainly did appear to be on fire or covered with blood and smoke.
The author of psalm 104 announces the nature of God right up front, before detailing much of what He has done in creating and governing the universe. “O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty.”
To that we can add our “Yes and amen.”