Wesleyan Watches ‘The Great American Eclipse’

Students, parents, and staff gathered on the soccer field on Monday, August 21, to view ‘The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.’

We greatly appreciate WCA parent, Gary Everhart of Thrivent Financial for providing NASA approved eyeglasses so that everyone would be safe as they watched. Even though the skies were cloudy, and it seemed that the view might be obstructed, everyone waited patiently to catch a glimpse of this awesome phenomenon. The growing excitement of the students was a sure sign that the clouds were cooperating as they moved on to reveal the brilliance of the sun. With loud cheers each time a ray of light was shone, it was evident that everyone stood looking in awe at the magnificent handiwork of our God in action!

The wonder of seeing a partial eclipse at Wesleyan was awesome; however, AP Science students were afforded the opportunity to travel to Southern Wesleyan University, in Central, S.C. to see the eclipse in its totality.  Both students and staff could not stop talking about how breathtaking it was to see the skies go from complete darkness to radiant light. This event will surely be remembered by everyone.

How blessed we are at Wesleyan to have the opportunity to not only instruct students about the scientific processes that take place through events such as a solar eclipse but to teach them through the lens of a Christian worldview. In a world where the majesty of God is seldom acknowledged or recognized, we can fully understand and proclaim the words of the psalmist, David, as he wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”