There have always been certain events in the world that have changed peoples lives.

None of us escapes memories of where we were when dramatic events took place. For instance, "where were you" when your first child was born? Hopefully, you were together with the ones you love. (NO, this isn’t an earth changing or world event, but it was a sufficient day in your life and in the lives of those you love.) Do you remember where you were when the love of your life proposed?

We don’t usually forget the pleasant moments that bring us joy and happiness; those we cherish. But then there are those more serious events that leave us with wonder and astonishment at what the outcome will bring. "Where were you" on the morning of Pearl Harbor? "Where were you" when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot? "Where were you" when Martin Luther King was shot and killed? "Where were you" when the Berlin Wall came down? "Where were you" when Mandela was released from prison in south Africa? "Where were you" on 9/11? These particular events made an impact on the entire world; not just our individual lives.

I’m writing this article just hours before the solar eclipse and I’m wondering "where were you" during this event.

The excitement has been built up for months and people from all over our nation are coming to areas where the eclipse can be viewed. It’s a pretty big deal.

Hopefully everyone will have been especially careful during this viewing time. In an upcoming and eventual event, I can’t help but wonder "where will you be" when The Lord returns to earth for His children? Who knows when that will be, but prayerfully, you will be among those that are truly ready and prepared. Don’t be caught unaware.

Audrey B. Unruh is a local columnist, who can be reached at


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