Grateful for the “Sin” Eclipse
A few years ago I along with my family were able to experience a total eclipse of the sun. Rabun County Georgia Officials were expecting tens of thousands of people to converge on Rabun County to witness a “once in a lifetime event;” a Total Solar Eclipse. This Solar Eclipse happened on Monday, August 21st 2017 at around 2:35 p.m. City and county officials had been planning for this event for over a year. Reports stated that every hotel, campground, and bed and breakfast had been booked for months leading up to the event. And although it was certainly something to be grateful about witnessing, I wonder how many are grateful for their “Sin Eclipse.”
You may ask, what do you mean when you say a “Sin Eclipse?” Just as the moon will block the sun, we should have the blood of Christ blot out our sins. John stated “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin,” 1 John 1:7. Everyone should be grateful and excited to have the blood of Christ “Eclipse” our sin.
Although the solar eclipse of 2017 only lasted for a few minutes, when the blood of Christ eclipses our sin, it is forever. The Holy Spirit, through the writer of Hebrews stated “THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE,” Hebrews 10:17.
This “sin eclipse” however is only possible because of Christ sacrifice on the cross for me and you. If I want to have His blood eclipse my sin, I must go back to where it was shed, which was in his death, John 19:33-34. To do that I must do what the Apostle Paul wrote through inspiration “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life,” Romans 6:3-4.
Experience the “Sin Eclipse” today by obeying the Gospel!