On August 21, 2017, the stunning sight of a total solar eclipse awed millions of people in North America.
They woke up as early as 4am. They drove for hours to get to the totality visible zone that stretches 113 km wide and 4,000 km long from the Atlantic to Pacific Coast just to see this spectacular sight in the sky.
The last time such rare cosmic event happened was in 1918.
Millions came, equipped with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses to watch in wonder this once-in-a-lifetime not-to-be-missed event.
For two minutes day turned to night as the moon blocked the sun leaving a halo-like solar corona, casting its shadow on the earth and plunging the landscape below into darkness.
Everyone who saw cheered, applauded and agreed it was the most “beautiful” sight they have ever seen.
Sadly I have never yet seen a total solar eclipse.
But what I would truly like to see is a total spiritual eclipse. It will truly be just as beautiful.
I really hope it will happen in my lifetime. Can’t wait a century for that to happen.
I pray it will be something enduring and not fleeting for just a minute or two.
I am talking about the eclipse of God’s will over my will. I want to be doing what God would have done. I want to abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most Highs shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).
I want to see a total eclipse of God’s vision over mine. I want to be able to see situations and people as God sees them.
I want to see a total eclipse of God’s heart over mine. I want a heart that follows after God’s heart.
God once said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” (Acts 13:22).
I want the same heartbeat of God, the same compassion He has for the multitudes, feel the same burden He has for the lost, the last and the least, weeping over an entire city like a mother hen that longs to gather her chicks under her wings.
That surely is a total eclipse of the soul with God.
Total solar eclipse comes perhaps once every hundred years.
But spiritual eclipse can happen now.
Are you ready for such eclipse?