The Lunar Eclipse

It was a big event this week. My husband and I (like so many others) sat outside last Sunday night to watch the lunar eclipse. We had a good view of the blood moon. I took some pictures that are kind of fuzzy and saw many great pictures on Facebook. I even saw photos from Finland and Israel. It seems that whole world was watching.

Photo credit: pixabay
Photo credit: pixabay

It brought to mind thoughts of Jesus return. I wonder if the whole world will be watching then. We are beginning to see events mentioned in the Bible related to the end times. Is the blood moon one of the signs?

The blood moon is a curious event. Three things coincide: a full moon, the moon is at the closest range (a super moon) and a lunar eclipse. These events cause the moon to appear a deep orange color–a blood moon.

The remarkable view in last Sunday’s night sky, coinciding with the Jewish feast of tabernacles, was on my mind when I went to Bible study on Tuesday. We are studying Acts. We talked about the following verses in our discussion.

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.  Acts 2:18-21

We all want to know the timing, but Jesus said that only the Father knows this.   (Acts 1: 7)

So we must be attentive to the signs and live expectantly. The second epistle of Peter has additional instructions.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the day of God . . .     II Peter 3: 10-12a

We live in challenging times. We need to be attentive, faithful and bold in our witness. God has given us the Holy Spirit to help us in our weakness.

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Author: Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

12 thoughts on “The Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Hi Carol!

    So very well done! It was cloudy in TN where we were visiting our son and his family and we were so sorry to miss it. I’m glad you didn’t.

    Your post is an excellent reminder that Jesus reminds us to be aware of the signs of the times even though we are given no clear indication of exactly when He will return.

    It seems we are seeing more all the time! The ones you mention certainly, but also things like Russia moving into Syria so close to Israel and a myriad of others. We need to be attuned to His voice, attentive to His Spirit, and assured we are like the wise versus the foolish virgins.

    God bless your obedience!

    Pam

  2. Attentive, faithful and bold. Amen! We watched it as well and I am with you, just because He didn’t come at the blood moon it doesn’t mean He isn’t coming! The signs are everywhere and this was just another one of those signs for sure. I also agree our bigger purpose is sharing Jesus, the Good News of the Gospel. We can see a tremendous endtime revival, I am praying for that!! Blessings, I found you at Sunday Stillness ♥

  3. Too many clouds and we weren’t able to see it! And yes I often wonder if this is something I should keep in mind, close to my heart. Thank you for sharing!

  4. “We need to be attentive, faithful and bold in our witness.” We sure do. The moon was an amazing sight that evening. One I’ll remember for a long time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and pointing us to scripture. I’m thankful God has this world in His control. Following you at Barbie’s today. Bless you!

  5. I wasn’t able to witness it. Too bad for me.
    God really is a magnificent Creator. And He does send His Spirit to be with us and give us strength when we feel like we can’t move on. 🙂

  6. Great post and great picture! Though we don’t know the day nor the hour, I definitely believe we should be aligning our hearts with HIS as we’re expectantly awaiting for HIS return. Great to visit with you today! Hope you’ll stop by and link-up at my blog hop today! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  7. While I haven’t read much on the biblical significance of the blood moons (there just seems to be too much hype), I did find myself having these same thoughts while watching the eclipse. Thanks for sharing! Visiting you today from Grace and Truth.

  8. I love those verses from Joel/Acts. The day of the Lord is full of joy for the saints and terror for those who haven’t accepted his grace. It reminds me that its crucial to reach out to the lost and rejoice in His coming!

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