Wednesday, February 27, 2008


And we all, with unveiled faces
reflecting the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into the same image
from one degree of glory to another,
which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

Last week we watched a lunar eclipse in our beautiful southern sky. I recall that my niece, Kameryn called to remind us to watch. Not being scientifically inclined, and frankly, too embarassed to quiz my 3rd grade niece about what exactly causes a lunar eclipse, I decided to look up some info on the web.

I discovered that an eclipse occurs at those times when the Moon moves into a position of direct alignment with the Sun and the Earth. There are two basic types of eclipses – lunar and solar. Most people have seen at least one total lunar eclipse, when the full Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. In this case, the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. If you observe a lunar eclipse (visible only at night at the time of certain full Moons), you’ll see the bright lunar disk turn dark -- sometimes a coppery red color -- for as long as an hour or more.

Now, it has been a little while since I had science class, but Mr. Eidson (my 8th grade General Science teacher) would be proud that I do recall that the moon has no light source of its own. It can only reflect the light from the sun. The reflection is so great that the moon can light up a dark sky – just by having its face turned toward the sun – the source of light! It is a reflection of what it is gazing upon! That's what our Heavenly Father desires from us…. to be a reflection of who He is. If we gaze upon Him, He is reflected from our lives.

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