The total solar eclipse recently has given us the opportunity to remember the grand scope of the universe. As I looked toward the sun and the eclipsing moon, I thought about the stories of creation in Genesis. God separated the day from the night and called it good. God placed the celestial bodies in motion and plotted their paths, and put us in motion as well.
Even in the complexity of the cosmos, God saw need to create you. And I am so glad that God did!
From the dust of creation, humanity was formed. From the same dust that created the stars, people were given life and purpose. You are made of stardust, and placed in motion for the good work and life of faith in your creator. And God has called the creation good- and you are made good.
As we continue to look toward the Son, and learn his path- his way- may we always remember that God's creative and merciful touch has been part of our lives from the beginning of time. And even when the skies darken and the light is blotted out, God's presence and love will remain.
Be Excellent to Each Other! <>< Rev. Andy Beck