May 22, 2022
Were you one of the many who saw last week’s eclipse of the moon? Maybe you’ve seen a solar eclipse. For us, eclipses are not mysterious events. We know what they are, how then happen, when they will happen. We know the next total solar eclipse visible in North America will be April 8, 2024 and the next total lunar eclipse visible in North America will be November 8, 2022.
But what about 2,000 years ago? For many people in ancient times, a total solar eclipse generated fear. They thought the world would come to an end or a great evil would follow. Myths often involved a beast trying to destroy the Sun with the fate of Earth hanging in the balance.
Imagine then what early Christians must have thought when they read John’s visions of Jesus’s return. The magnificent new Jerusalem, the Holy City. No need of sun or moon. Wait. What? How are we going to see? Where’s the light?
Relax! It’s OK. John tells us “…for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.”
Sunday, May 22nd
worship at 9:30 in person and on Facebook.