Journaling Lent: Day 29, The Light of the World

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life." John 8.12

Our planet gets its light source through a star which we call, "The Sun." It's in the center of our solar system. Our Sun is considered to be a smaller to normal size star compared to other stars within our galaxy and throughout smaller space. Some perspective; our Sun is bigger than all 8 of the planets in our solar system (and Pluto) put together, yet our great star is one of the last ones to get picked in gym class.

Here's a comparison of our Sun to some of the other stars just in the Milky Way:

VY Canis Majoris is one of the biggest stars known in the Milky Way. It is about 1,500 times the size of the biggest object that we can see from our planet, the Sun. I think you get the idea.

Why am I talking about the different sizes of stars in our galaxy? 

Because our planet, the Sun, those stars are created by God the father of lights. Jesus is the light of the world. As massive as space is and the darkness that follows it - anytime we see light that means there is hope. That means cutting through all of that darkness if there is a flicker of light then there's a way out. 

Christ passed on the light to us. This is a world full of heaviness and darkness. It needs energy, warmth, and light. If God is creative enough to design all of those stars and stick our small planet in orbit around a small star that gives us light and warmth, then I don't think it's too much a stretch for Him to put us in the middle of a darkened world that needs to be shown a glimmer of hope and light.