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Is. 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
For the last few days I have been pondering the amazing glimpses of some of the characteristics of our God seen in creation. Specifically, I have been meditating on the sun and the many parallels seen between it and the glorious Sun of Righteousness that Malachi spoke of. Today, I will complete my thoughts about this beautiful picture of our Lord seen in creation. We haven’t begun to scratch the surface of this great reality of the glory of The Lord mirrored in the sun.
8. HEALING- The sun has within it’s nature healing characteristics. I am not a scientist and do not understand the science behind it, but the sun is a major source of life and healing, which is the very essence of these powerful beams of light. Often you can see a “sick plant” and the diagnosis is that the plant needs more sunlight. The plant is moved into the light and recovery begins. The healing power of the sun seems to work wonders on all of His creation. In the the same way, the Sun of Righteousness has risen with healing in His beams. Everywhere His presence flows healing is the result. We saw the effects of the light of His glory everywhere Jesus went in His earthly ministry. The blind would see, the deaf would hear, and the lame would leap for joy. Has His power abated or waned? Impossible! Jesus Christ is the same: yesterday, today, and forever. His healing virtue is still healing the sick today. The beams of His healing light are flowing out from Him who is seated on the throne of God.
9. SUSTAINING- The sun holds our entire solar system in place. All the planets in this solar system are held in line perfectly. The earth is held in an orbit of perfection to sustain life on this planet. Our world is sustained by the sun. In the same way, Jesus is the radiance of the Father’s glory. He sustains all things by the Word of His power. He not only holds creation in place, He holds everything in place. He sustains the countries of the world, the cities, the families, our churches; He even sustains you. He holds your past, your present, and your future. He is upholding all things.
10. TRANSFORMING- The sun is also transforming. The effects of the sun reaches to everything; from the flowers to the trees, from the animals to the oceans. The power of the sun is constantly effecting, changing, and transforming everything it touches. In the same way, The Lord is transforming His sons and daughters. When we first come to Him, we are filled with our problems and issues. He not only forgives us but begins His overhaul in our lives. We are transformed into other creatures, into sons and daughters, through the power of the rays of His glory. As we read His word and soak in His presence, change is imminent. We are being transformed from glory to glory into the image of His Son.