24 May Jesus, Our Personal Sun
While walking my dog last evening I looked up at Arcturus. It is easy to find in the night sky. Just allow your eye to follow the arch created by the handle of the big dipper and it is the first bright star you will see. It is only 37 light years away so if you are less than 37 years old the light you are seeing left Arcturus before you were born. I was wondering if there is intelligent life on a planet circling Arcturus and if so what do they call Arcturus. In their language do they call it “The Sun?” After all Arcturus is our name for it. I wonder what their name is for our Sun. As far as I know we don’t have a name for our sun. It is just “sun.”
I am glad for the dark. Without the dark we would never see the wonders of the heavens for the light of our sun would overpower the stars. Yet I am glad for the day for it allows us to see the colors of our wonderful world. How very complicated night and day would be if we were part of a binary sun system.
Light illuminates and light obscures.
In John 8:12 Jesus declared Himself to be the light of the world. His honesty, His purity, His trustworthiness, His love and care illuminate the character defects inside us. Yet His mercy and forgiveness will upon our request obscure and obliterate the record of our failures. In Him we become honest, pure, trustworthy, loving and caring. How grand!
Written by Roger Bothwell on August 10, 2003
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