Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Eclipse of the Heart

Anyone remember that 80s song? I'm sure you understand that the reason it came to me was because of the gorgeous lunar eclipse last night. I was blessed to see it from my bed snuggled in, through my bedroom window.

It made me feel so small. (And then I kept thinking about the people living at the space station and how they weren't able to see it, but then not feeling too badly for them because they can see the beauty of the earth from space. But I digress....)

Definition of eclipse......n. 1.a. The partial or complete obscuring of one celestial body by another. b. The period of time during which such an obscuring occurs. 2. A decline into obscurity, disuse, or disgrace.

Interesting. If you think about an eclipse of the heart spiritually, based upon the definition, it could be a good event, or a bad event.

If I am completely obscured by Christ, then I will have attained the holiness and humility I pray for. (That's a long way away!) And it takes a period of time--it is a process.

If my heart goes through an eclipse based upon the second definition--a decline into obscurity, disuse, or disgrace--it is not good. Sometimes my heart does go there.

I pray my life is eclipsed by Christ. Because unlike the earth and the moon, He does not throw a shadow on me. He shines through me and is brighter than me on my own.

.......I've had a hiatus from blogging for a couple of months. I know my husband has faithfully checked in every day! It's been a quiet a good way. We are well into the contemplative period of lent as we prepare ourselves for the great celebration of Easter.

And for those of you who don't #3 is on the way. We are due in August. That is quite a story and another example of God's grace in our lives. Maybe I'll tell it sometime......


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

weird, weird weird, I just this morning thought about your blog. I have not asked you about not blogging in case it was something you purposly had stopped doing. I didn't want to tempt you. But I resolved this mornign to ask you about blogging. I have missed your insights...then I come to my 'puter and here is an entry. Praise the Lord! giggle.