We have previously written about the role comets play in showing how “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Ps. 19:1) by pointing to the message of particular constellations. Usually there are one or two visible comets in a given year. Amazingly, there are three visible comments in the sky during the month of May.
Comet 4IP Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak passed within 12 million miles of Earth near the first day of the Jewish religious New Year in March, and we called it the New Year’s comet in our Blog of March 22, 2017. The comet spent April in the constellation Draco (the dragon) which pictures Satan. As it exited Draco in early May, it came out where the foot of the constellation Hercules (the mighty victor), which pictures Christ, stands on the head of Draco, reminding us that Satan is under our feet. During May, the comet passes west of Hercules, close to the bright star Vega (He shall be exalted), showing Christ victorious. Then it passes close to the Cerberus star formation (the three-headed serpent) picturing the punishment of the nations which persecute God’s people. The message of the New Year’s comet in May is a promise that Christ will be victorious and a warning of judgment to Christ’s enemies.