No Need for the Sun

We receive heat and light from the big glowing ball in the sky that we call the sun. The sun is the largest object in our solar system and is made up of gases. All planets rotate around the sun. The sun is one of over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Its radius (distance from its center to its surface) is about 432,000 miles (695,500 kilometers), approximately 109 times Earth’s radius.[1] Earth size of a paper clip. The sun the height of a desk. 100 paces away. 1,300,000 earth’s would fit in the sun. The outer surface of the sun has the temperature of about 5500 °C (10,000 °F) “The energy of the sun comes from nuclear fusion reactions that occur deep inside the (15,000,000° C; 27,000,000° F) sun’s core. In a fusion reaction, two atomic nuclei join together, creating a new nucleus. Fusion produces energy by converting nuclear matter into energy (solar energy). “[2] The energy is carried to the surface of the Sun, through a process known as convection, where it is released as light and heat. Even though the sun is extremely important for our existence on earth, one day we will not need the sun for its light or heat.  

In Isaiah 60:18-22, there is a description of the Revelation 21:23, “and the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.” There will be a day that we will not need the sun for light or heat, because the Lord will be with his people and his glory will shine in place of the sun. The ones who has accepted Jesus Christ, as their savior will spend eternity with Him in the new heavens and the new earth with a new body. Sadly though, the ones who has rejected Christ will spend an eternity separated from Christ in hell with their present bodies that can feel pain and their minds that can remember the opportunities that they had to avoid it.

Lion and the Lamb

The lion is strong and powerful. There are not many that would go against a lion, because he is the “king of the jungle.” There is a mix of fear and respect shown to the lion, and rightfully so. On the other extreme is an animal that a child can approach without fear. The lamb is gentle, weak, and harmless. It is interesting how Jesus is described as both a lion and a lamb.

In Revelation five, we see the all-powerful lion of the tribe of Judah as a lamb. The all-powerful lion veiled some of his attributes, and allowed himself to become a weak lamb that would be crucified for the sins of the world. Jesus (lamb) died (was slain), was buried (proof of the death), and was resurrected (standing v. 6).

It is amazing how this lion-like lamb is approachable and lets us bring our troubles, problems, and concerns to him. He is strong enough and powerful enough to help us to meet our every need, yet he is gentle enough where a child would not be afraid to approach him. He is calling out to the weak and weary to trust in him and for them to lay all their burdens on him. He is trustworthy and caring and He is powerful enough to help everyone in their time of need.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Revelation 5:13-14 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.