Psalm 19:1–The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Romans 1:20–For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
The hype of the eclipse has stirred people to travel great distances and camp next to strangers. That's cool. I'm not in the eclipse's path, so it just seemed like a big cloud came over north Wilmington. Still, I recognize its a once-in-a-lifetime event!
The Bible starts with creation, which God calls good. The Bible ends with the creation being made new–free from the curse. The creation works like it does in Genesis 1 and 2, after Jesus makes it new. The creation matters and God loves it–he died for it and people!
Yet, both David and Paul in the passages above make clear that the creation as we know it under the curse is not what's really important. What's really important is that even the cursed creation points us (our entire beings) to our Creator–God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The heavens are NOT the glory of God but they declare it. From what has been made (like the eclipse), we get a sense of God's eternal power and divine nature. That ought to make us soil our pants!
But wait, don't do that. For Paul goes on to say in Romans that if we stand in awe and wonder at an eclipse, how much more should we stand in awe and wonder at Jesus on the Cross. There is the true spectacle, for in his death Jesus puts an end to the curse and begins the new creation that is coming!
It's no wonder that John ends Revelation, "Come, Lord Jesus!"