One Nation Looking Upward at God’s Glory
My wife said it well: “He probably thought it was cute.” Neither of us caught the NBC news reporter’s name, but we did hear how he signed off his report yesterday on people gathering for the Great Eclipse: “One nation indivisible — under one sun and moon.”
There’s something to be said for anything that will bring us all together. Grand events like the eclipse remind us of how much we have in common. We are indeed one nation, and may the sun and moon hold us together that way!
Not much chance of that, is there? The next eclipse is seven years away, and they sure don’t last very long when they do come. More to the point, we aren’t so much into astrology here.
Whether we all knew it or not, we were looking up at the glory of God on display.
I’m sure that NBC reporter isn’t either. It was a cute quip. There’d be no reason to make a big deal about it, except he missed a great chance to tell it the right way: “One nation under God, viewing His glory!”
The Glory of God on Display
Read Jay Richards’ series leading up to the eclipse here at The Stream, and you’ll see how this heavenly event points to a God in heaven. Yes, it’s a natural event, but it carries markers that point strongly toward an intelligently designed intention behind the “coincidences” that make its amazing features possible.
We were a nation looking upward yesterday. Sadly, I know this reporter never could have said we were looking at the glory of God on display; the network wouldn’t have allowed it, even if he’d wanted to.
The rest of us, though, can remember never to allow the moon, the sun or anything else to eclipse Him from our hearts and minds.