light source: eclipsed by glory


David Crowder turns the meaning of eclipse
on its head in his song
“How He Loves.”

“…When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me…”

God’s love
is the master eclipse—
its light the antithesis of earth’s shadows
of affliction, fear, anxiety, pain, sorrow, disease, or prison…

Even in prison
I am not imprisoned
in earth’s shadow of afflictions
because I am never so deep in its eclipse
that the darkness all around me cannot be dispelled by
His warm, light-bringing, peace-bearing, all-encompassing love.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor
our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
Romans 8:39 (NLT)

Photo courtesy of Scott Platt.

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