In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth … Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day. (Genesis 1:1,14-19)
The Creator Of The Solar Eclipse Is God
Monday is the first solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U. S. since 1979 when only the Northwest was able to witness the event. August 21 will be a total solar eclipse blocking out the sun in 14 states. The eclipse will start in Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05am (PST) and end in Charleston, S.C. at 4:09pm (EST). For those in the path of the total solar eclipse, it will last two minutes and 40 seconds at most. The next total solar eclipse on earth will be in 2019 and the United States will experience its next total solar eclipse April 8, 2024. All of this is possible because of exacting details that allow the sun, moon and earth to align in a precise manner where the moon comes into orbit directly blocking the rays of the sun. The sun is 94.06 million miles from earth and has a mass 330,000 times larger than earth. Circling the earth, the moon is a short distance of 238,855 miles. The mass of the Moon is only 1.2% the mass of the Earth. August 21, 2017 the three heavenly bodies of earth, moon and sun will align in a perfect alignment allowing a shadow to cast itself across the face of the earth. NASA and the scientific world can predict this event in exact detail for one reason: God created the world in an exact design.
It may seem like a natural event and although it happens irregularly, the odds of all three of the earth, sun and moon aligning in perfect order is astronomical. This is especially true considering most people believe the world was created from chaos and disorder. Total solar eclipses occur about every 18 months with lunar eclipses about every 6 months when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. The Earth orbits around the Sun at an astonishing 67,000 miles per hour. It takes the Earth 365 days to make a complete circle around the Sun. The moon travels at a much slower rate of 2,288 miles an hour completing its rotation around the earth in about 27 days. This does not happen by chance. These solar and lunar eclipses have been occurring since God created the world. To believe what those who deny God teach is to accept these events as random and chaotic yet they are in precise order and design.
If the world was created by a force of unknown variables with a random cause without design, how can these events of total solar and lunar eclipse happen on a regular basis? The “Great American Eclipse” will begin at 9:05am PST on the west coast and end at 4:09pm EST on the east coast because God designed a perfect world that is constant in its measure and created to declare His glory and power. While we marvel at the wonder of the creation and the heavenly bodies we should remember this great event was all made possible by the creative hand of a powerful Lord.
Abraham Lincoln said, “I never behold them (the heavens filled with the stars) that I do not feel I am looking in the face of God. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist – but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” His point is that man has created a world that mocks the power of God denying who created the world. The heavens remain untouched. Both the earth and the heavens declare the glory of God in their creation and man has only to see God as the Master Creator who formed a universe declaring His name. The eclipse of August 21 will awe the minds of millions of people. Our prayer is they will come to know the God that made it all possible.