Right On Time
Photo and Commentary ©2017 by Maylan Schurch
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Last Thursday the daughter-and-dad team of Chelsea and Russell Jurgensen provided us with a dramatic “eclipse” photo blog, and you’ll see Bev and Ron Riter’s this coming Sunday, and another Sunday after that.
Compared to theirs, my photographic effort is pretty feeble. At 10:22 a.m. on Eclipse Day, I was standing in my back yard armed with a piece of tinfoil into which I had poked a hole with a tiny pin. I held the tinfoil between the sun and the white card (blue-looking in the photo because of the tinfoil’s shadow) and sure enough, there was the little crescent-slice of what was left of the sun as the moon passed in front of it.
The eclipse was first visible on the west coast, and as its shadow moved across the US, I listened to radio reporters enthuse about the experience. One female radio host said in an awed voice, “Here’s the eclipse, exactly on time!” Somebody else in the studio chuckled and said, “Yeah, we need to set our watches by the universe!”
Every time I hear about an eclipse’s predictability, it always gives me a feeling of comfort—my God can tell time! The powerful natural forces always work, which means the earth circles the sun, the moon circles the earth, and all those little electrons in your and my bodies are circling their protons.
All this means that God loves me! As the little chorus says,
My God loves me
And all the wonders I see
The rainbow shines through my window
My God loves me.
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