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The day of waiting has finally arrived – #Eclipse2017. Here are three excellent verses for you to consider as you enjoy the first full eclipse in the continental United States in almost 100 years. These verses certainly help you set the context for all the spectacular sights of the day.

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

As you watch the sky today, observe the glory of God. There is a God, the Creator of the heavens and earth. He is powerful. Today, as you look upwards, you need to pause to consider the glory of the Creator God.

Matthew 6:22-23

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

No doubt you will shield your eyes from damage today. Consider what the Bible has to say about how important your eyes are in life. They are useful for not only physical seeing, but Jesus used this metaphor to emphasize your heart. When you walk with Christ in your daily life, you enjoy the light that comes from Him. When you have a spiritual heart problem and there is no light, how great is that darkness! On a day you are concerned about your eyes and the eyes of all those watching with you, take a moment to reflect on your walk with Christ and your spiritual eyes.

Luke 21:25-28

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars…Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.

The context of this passage of course has nothing to do with #Eclipse2017; however it stands as a reminder of something that will happen in the future. There will be a day when the sun, moon, and stars proclaim the coming of Jesus Christ. As you look upward today to see the sun and moon align, remember that someday soon Jesus is coming again.

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Three amazing thoughts to help capture your attention as you meditate on your day and your relationship with God. Today helps us to remember the glory of God, the importance of our hearts in our walk with Christ, and that Jesus is coming soon.

How aware are you today of the presence and glory of God?

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