On Monday, August 21, 2017 those within a seventy mile-wide swath of the United States will be treated to a rare and dramatic celestial phenomena – a total solar eclipse. Perhaps you are late to the game and just now realized that to view the eclipse, you will need special glasses, certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 standard. To ensure your glasses are safe click here.
But if you do not have safe glasses, you can still view the eclipse by making a pin hole projector. This is simple and will allow you to watch the eclipse safely without looking directly at the sun. You can find simple instructions here.
Looking directly at the sun is hazardous. It requires filtration or indirection. In the same way it is impossible for us to look directly at the nature and plans of God. If God were to reveal all of Himself or His purposes, our finite minds could not handle it. Moses once asked to see God’s glory and the Lord created protected circumstances and gave only a glimpse. God has also given us a protected way to view His nature and His purposes, through the safety and clarity of the Scriptural lens. The Bible gives us insight into the depths of God’s love for us and His gracious purposes for His children. All of the Bible reveals the story of redemption, most clearly expressed in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In Genesis 22 we have a pin-hole projector into the love of the Father and the obedience of the Son in the story of redemption through a troubling account of Abraham and Isaac. Like the various parts of a pin-hole projector working together to give a clear image of the eclipse, the rest of Scripture, especially Hebrews 11:17-19 gives us the key to resolving what seems to be a horrific demand of God upon Abraham.
Join us this Lord’s Day, August 20, as we examine the challenging account of Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah and gain a glimpse into the redeeming love of the Lord Jesus Christ. We meet from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in The Commons at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 8300 Kanis Rd in Little Rock. Click here for directions.
Come with a friend you and join us for fellowship and conversation. We look forward to seeing you there.