The day of the hyped solar eclipse came and children were excited all over the country. The eclipse was full of warnings from all the health and safety people; don’t look at the sun, don’t look out of the windows, and so it passed with little fuss. There were some pastors who were saying this was rapture, or the end of the world. After the event it was a very much an anti-climax. It came and went.
Perhaps the disciples felt the same when Jesus was killed on the cross. It came and went. There is evidence that there was a solar eclipse on that fateful day.
Jesus Dies on the Cross
44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.
Jesus was assured of His Father’s plan. He was true to His word, to the letter. He committed His Spirit into His Father’s hands and then died. The Disciples seemed to all hide away and feel like it was one big anti-climax, even though He had plainly told them that he would not leave them as orphans and he would return.
18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
But Just as Jesus had planned and foretold, He rose from the dead on the third day, bringing the biggest celebration and climax to this fateful day. Forget about passing eclipses and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour today. I promise Jesus will not be an anti-climax in your life.