No, Last Month’s Eclipse Was Not the Most Spectacular Display of Celestial Pageantry

Okay, I admit it.

I was one of the millions of mesmerized viewers of the Great American Eclipse last month.  I was decked out with a camera, phone apps, and dopey-looking sunglasses.  I stood out on my driveway eagerly awaiting zero hour, alone, looking up.

The celestial phenomenon did not disappoint.  We weren’t in the path of totality but it was jaw-droppingly good, spell-binding, mind-blowing, and otherworldly.  The excitement was palpable.  Neighbors emerged from the cool comfort of their homes to witness the supernatural wonderment.  Everyone was looking up. Time seemed to stand still.

It was a transcendent moment.

And, yet, as astonishing as it was, that eclipse was a scant foretaste of what is to come.

Jesus is Coming Back

And when He does, it will be bright, loud, with great power and grandeur; the likes of which have never been seen.  His triumphant return will be universally visible.  Everyone, absolutely everyone, will be in the path of totality.  The masses will gaze up toward heaven in eye-popping amazement as the Lord descends in a “cloud of glory” (Revelation 1:7).

Our senses will be on overload. Not only will we see Him but we will hear His shout, we will hear the voice of the archangel, and, as if that isn’t enough, we will hear the trumpet of God!

 “The Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God.”  1 Thessalonians 4:16

Will you be ready?

Jesus will come at an unexpected hour. There will be no time to purchase special glasses, no time to drive to a perfect spot for viewing, or time to gather in celebratory unity because no one knows the day that Christ will come; only the Father knows. (Mark 13:32)  There will be no forewarning.  “He will come as a thief in the night.” (2 Peter 3:10)  The question is – will you be ready?

While there is no need to be anxious about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34), you can make plans of preparation today.  Do you have a personal relationship with God?  Have you accepted Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior?  The key is to know Him; spend time with Him in prayer and in the study of His Word.

Did you know that within the 260 chapters of the New Testament, Christ’s return is mentioned 318 times?  Be assured, Jesus is coming back!

When that appointed time comes, all of us will be looking up, time will stand still, and the skies will shine brilliantly in the glow of His splendor.

I pray you are confidently anticipating the day, dear friends!

Be a blessing,


Author: Bev Santini

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