Bend-A-Knee Weekly Sermon 04/11/2024

     “WOW!” “I’m speechless” “It is so cool!” “I feel so small” These comments and more were ones I heard in regard to the total eclipse on Monday. Although we did not experience a total eclipse in our area it was pretty close. Looking through the special glasses made for viewing the eclipse just the slightest sliver of the sun was visible in our area. The result of the eclipse in our area displayed itself through the eerie sunlight that filtered through. It was nothing like the normal brightness of the sunlight we regularly experience and was noticeably different from what we experience at twilight; it was just strangely different.

God positioned earth ninety-three million miles from the sun. The earth’s tilt of an average of twenty-three degrees and a precise orbit around the sun provides the perfect environment to sustain human life on planet earth. God, the Master Designer’s handiwork is evident in the exactness of the vast universe. On Monday the evidence was clear of how a slight alteration in God’s master design impacts changes here on earth.

The sun serves as the provider of life on earth. The Eternal Son serves as the provider of eternal life in heaven. Life on earth is fleeting. The passing of every sunrise and sunset marks another day which extends to weeks and months and years. Although “time” is regimented into structured increments it seems like it moves faster and faster the older I get. Eternity on the other hand is endless. In light of, no pun intended, one’s sustainability, which sun/Son is more important? Certainly, without the sun humanity could not survive on earth but without the Eternal Son there would be no hope for eternity.

Today as you consider pausing at noon to Bend-A-Knee in prayer may you thank God for His masterful creation and also for the Eternal Son. God’s provision for our earthly existence is worthy of praise but even more so is His provision for eternity. Sometimes it takes an unusual occurrence like a total eclipse to help us recognize the Master Creators handiwork while also remembering what was provided for us for all eternity. God’s creation was put in motion and if we do not mess it up it will remain as He designed. The Eternal Son put in motion a provision for eternity available to everyone who chooses to accept salvation in Him. May you rejoice in God’s creation now and anticipate with great joy His eternal plan.

Stay connected to God & to others

God’s Peace,

Pastor Mike

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