I have been surprised at all the people going crazy over the eclipse that will happen this week. I mean, it’s just an eclipse, where the sun seems to disappear for a very brief moment, but I guess some people get excited about things like that.
However, with all the attention this event is getting, we should be surprised, because an even greater and even dangerous eclipse is happening daily in the lives of thousands of people who claim to be Christians, and they don’t seem to even know or care about it. That is, the eclipse of the darkness of this world blocking out the light of the Son of God in their daily lives.
1 John 1:5 clearly reminds us, “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” And so, we cannot have daily fellowship with Him while we walk in the darkness of this world. When we allow the pleasures, entertainments, morality, and wisdom of this world to guide our lives, they are often eclipsing the Light of the World, so that we become blind to truth and reality.
Isaiah 2:5 tells us, “Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.” If we want to truly have fellowship with Him, we must walk in HIS light! We MUST not allow ourselves to be drawn to the darkness around us, no matter how exciting or enticing it may be!