Let There Be Light

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:2-4 HCSB

It would be marvelous if we had the power to say something like, “Let there be a new house,” and ta new house would automatically appear or if we could say, “May this person no longer be sick,” and he was immediately healed or if we could say to the angry waves, “Peace, be still!” and immediately the winds ceased. Only God possesses that type of power. Only God can speak and cause something happen.

The light He created was the sun that is in the middle of our galaxy. Here are some interesting facts about the sun: The sun makes up about 99.86% of the Solar System’s mass. It is about 865,000 miles wide and 1 million earths could go inside of the sun. Around 74% of the Sun’s mass is made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up approximately 24% with other elements such as oxygen, carbon, iron, and neon making up the remaining percentages. Light from the sun reaches earth in about 8 minutes. The temperature of the sun’s surface is estimated to be 9,941 degrees Fahrenheit. Those warm rays are a vital part of the growth of plants and vegetables. Even humans need the benefits of the sun. The sun controls the earth’s climate and weather. This fireball will continue to burn for millions of years. Earth is just the right distance from the sun so living creatures are not too hot or cold. How amazing is the power and precision of God! Everything He created is perfectly made.

Challenge: Thank God for being such a powerful and amazing God. Enjoy the warm rays of the sun and praise God for its light and all He has done for you.

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