Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens” (Genesis 1:14).

On the fourth day, God created the lights in the firmament. God decorated the firmament which was plain till that time. The sun, moon and the stars made the firmament look beautiful.

“Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also” (Genesis 1:16). How wisely God created the stars small and big, a moon giving milky cool light and sun which provides light and heat to all the creatures of the world! How could one stay without praising such a God with gratitude?

Praising God, David said, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! To Him who made great lights, for His mercy endures forever the sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever” (Psalms 136:1, 7, 8).

You are also looking like firmaments on earth. Paul the apostle points out “You shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). Dear children of God, will you render light of Gospel to the people of the world who remain in darkness? Will you bring the gentiles towards Jesus Christ with your light of the firmament making use of the light you have?

There is Trinity in the sun too. It is the sun which stays at the top like a flame of fire. The rays of light depart only from the sun and it is also because of the sun, the rays of light provide the necessary heat.

The sun which is the flame of fire denotes God the Father, the rays of light which reach the earth departing from the sun denote the Lord Jesus Christ and the heat from the rays of light denotes the Holy Spirit. The revelation of God's Trinity from the sun makes you rejoice. It is He who is powerful to protect the holiness of your spirit, soul and the body which is the trinity within you.

The scientist who researched the light lays great importance to the high speed of 1, 84, 000 miles per second in which the light travels. The philosophical scientist declared that "the light is the truth." According to some devotees, light is the holiness. But what we say is that "Christ is the holy light which clears the darkness of sin."

The Scripture says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” (Psalms 84:11). Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life" (John 8:12). That day the stars led the wise men towards Jesus Christ. Dear children of God, may the same Jesus Christ stay as the sun of righteousness and make your mind and heart shine!

To meditate: “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” (Matthew 13:43).