Space is a very dark and cold place. Most celestial bodies in the universe are cloaked in darkness and frozen in temperatures below -100 degrees. Yet we soldier on trying to make it a hospitable place spending billions of dollars in the process. Kind of a waste of money..
Our Heavenly Father made it possible for us to exist on one of these celestial bodies but placed us close enough to a star where we could actually prosper and experience a life of light and warmth. The annual season of winter with clouds and snow remind us what it could be like without this wonderful ball of fire 93 million miles away. This week in Southern California, it actually snowed in some areas due to cloudy conditions and lack of sunlight.
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1
Our human bodies require sunlight to manufacture Vitamin D which is necessary for our survival. Sunlight combats so many disorders and the heat it generates makes it possible for us exist above ground and take advantage of the rain that provides us sustenance.
But He did not stop there. While we may physically be bathed in light, we still live in a world of darkness separated from Him. To combat that He gave us His Son to provide a light in the darkness to a warm and hospitable place.
Jesus spoke and did things that no one else had. He pulled the veil back on the character of God and our potential future. His sacrifice was a testament of His love for us as it provided the means for us to reconnect with the One who created that big ball of fire in the sky we draw warmth and light from.
“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8
In our busy, hectic lives we often focus on things other than Jesus but with each day, the Sun reminds us we are alive in light and warmth. The Sun is there day in and day out and never fails to provide its light and heat. So too is the Son of God. He is always there to provide light in this dark world as well as words to warm our hearts.
So every morning when we head out into this cold, dark world, we should look up at the Sun, praise God and give thanks for His Son. One that will outshine our ball of fire one day and illuminate the entire universe.
And that is the Whole Truth!
Have a wonderful rest of the week and may God bless you in your ongoing walk with Him.
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