Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Apologetics: Part 2-The Sun and The Son

The Sun and The Son.

The sun is such a magnificent creation.  I use the word magnificent because the pure beauty of the sun doesn't deserve anything less when describing it.  The maker of the sun had a special purpose in mind when He created it.  If you look at the probability of millions of other stars being created all the time it's beautiful.  Then you see a creation of the sun.  The probability than another sun will ever be created is near impossible.

Another beautiful aspect to this probability is looking at what makes a star illuminate light.  Normally we only see the brightness of a star in all in greatness until it is dying or colliding with another star.  So it's fair to say we only see a star's true beauty in its death.

Now lets look at the sun.  Also considered a star it never loses it's brightness and it also never decreases in size.  Just one inch of the suns surface is equal to 650,000 birthday candles.  Further, the temperature of the sun's surface is 10,832 degrees fahrenheit.

I think it is equally magnificent in what the sun does.  It is not just merely a big ball of light and heat existing for its own sake.  It helps things grow.  We are uniquely situated far enough away from the sun so that we don't burn up instantly.  How perfect is it that we are just the right distance away to heat up the earth's atmosphere and provide food via photosynthesis for our plants and food.

Plants need two things to grow 1.) Light and 2.) Heat.  How many people take for granted how marvelous everything works together.  A plant cannot survive on just heat or just light.  It needs both to survive and thrive.

Now lets look at The Son.  A man who can never be duplicated.  While still a man no one will ever be perfect and without sin as He is.  He is described as "The Light of the World".
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."  (John 8:12)
He is the one who gives us life and helps us to grow and thrive.  Without Him we would be hopeless.  His light shines on us and through us as believers.

Is it really a coincidence we pronounce these two names exactly the same?!  It may be easy for a non believer to look at these two things and opposites or not in relation to one another.  Is it a coincidence that the sun was created as a foreshadowing of The Son.  Before the Sun was created there was nothing but darkness.  When the Sun was created life could flourish.

if you are reading this you are most likely a child of God.  If for some reason you are not lets take a look at a scientific method known as Occam's Razor.  It is the principle that when looking at multiple hypotheses the simplest explanation is the right answer.  When looking at this process we must also take into account our personal definition of a simplest explanation is indicative of our personal beliefs.

Jesus said it best multiple times when he said..."He who has an ear, let him hear..."

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