And God made the two great lights–the greater light (the sun) to rule the day and the lesser light (the moon) to rule the night. Genesis 1:16. The sun has some incomprehensible statistics:
- If the Earth’s mass = 1, the sun’s mass = 332, 830
- The sun is like 6000 years old.
- The sun’s temp is 6000 degrees Celsius.
- The sun is like 93 million miles away from your living room recliner.
But as incomprehensible as the sun is, it still has an approachable side because God made it. I find a lot of comfort and peace when I am outside and his sun is shining on me. Though I don’t see God face to face, though God doesn’t call my celly to chat, I can step outside and feel his warm, illuminated presence upon my face. Recently, as I was jogging, I had burdens & stresses on my mind. But I could not escape the fact that every street I ran, every corner I turned, I could feel the sun. The sun went with me everywhere, as if God had summoned it to remind me that He IS everywhere. If you are discouraged or burdened, I’d say find the sun. Even if it briefly peeks through the clouds and casts itself onto your windshield–be reassured that God is near. The sun is not a cosmic mystery. God made it, and God made us. And though we worship God only, the suns’ rays are daily doses of His splendor & omnipresence.