Have you noticed that events like an eclipse, events known beforehand never measure up to the apocalyptic warnings issued prior to their arrival? It is the surprise events of life that catch us off guard. Those events actually change life as we know it.
The unexpected events of life - Pearl Harbor, divorce, 9/11, death, a deadly disease pronouncement - these are what catch us off guard. When they take place they require the exercise of faith, not fear, as the primary navigational tool to help us make it through the aftermath of their arrival. Fear is a very marketable commodity. That is why it always works as a marketing tool in the hands of fear-mongers when an eclipse or a Y2K moment appears on the calendar.
I am glad many of you bought eclipse glasses and enjoyed the event with family and friends. That is why God put on such a beautiful display yesterday in the heavens. He loves to see people enjoy His handiwork, not live in a perpetual state of fear and suspicion.