I’m not much of a science girl, but for those of you who are, this blog includes some scientific truths and relates them to spiritual truths. God has a way of taking creation and communicating truth to us. In fact, God’s Word says in Romans 1:20:
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
Truth 1: At the center of our solar system is the Sun.
The sun, a star, actually makes up 99.8% of the mass of the entire solar system. A star does not have a solid surface, but is a ball of gas held together by its own gravity.
There is a spiritual truth that correlates to this scientific truth as revealed in Ephesians 1:20-22 where the Bible tells us that God the Father placed Jesus at the center (in this age and the one to come!) When God looks at the center of the universe, He doesn’t look at you or me, He looks at the Son.
Unfortunately, we have made it all about “me” through our self-promotion, self-centeredness, etc. We are worried about our wants and desires (I want a job where my opinion matters, I should get more pay, I want a spouse that keeps me happy, I want a government that serves me, etc…).
We have even done this in terms of “church” (I’m not getting fed, I don’t like the music, I don’t like the preaching, That’s not my style).
Or how about when something is going on in our lives, it is the most important. It’s what we talk about, it’s what we think about, it’s what we make our plans around, and it’s what we do.
Instead, we should keep Christ as the center instead of allowing our jobs, kids, spouse, church, trails, circumstances, temptations, and problems to become the focus. Satan has a way of keeping us distracted with all these things so that Christ isn’t the center, we are.
Spiritual Truth 1: We must place the Son, Jesus Christ, at the center of our life.
Matthew 22: 37-38 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.
Truth 2: The Sun gives life to Earth.
Without the sun’s intense energy there would be no life on Earth. At the core, the temperature is about 15 million degrees Celsius. The energy produced in the core powers the sun and produces essentially all the heat and light we receive on Earth.
Spiritual Truth 2: Jesus gives life to us, both in the present and for eternity.
1 John 4:7-9 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Only through Jesus can we truly live the abundant life here on earth. Judah Smith wrote a book called Jesus Is and asks you to place a word/statement to describe Jesus. Jesus is ____ (forgiveness, hope, love, purpose, security, acceptance, peace, joy, holiness, etc). He is our everything and gives us life in this present life and in the life to come (John 3:16)
Truth 3: Everything revolves around the Sun.
The sun exerts a tremendous gravitational pull. Everything travels around it. Basically everything orbits (or circles) the sun. One day on Earth takes 24 hours (this is the time it takes the Earth to rotate or spin once). Earth makes a complete orbit around the sun (a year in Earth time) in about 365 days.
Spiritual Truth 3: Our life should revolve around Jesus.
Colossians 1:15-17 – The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
The world does not revolve around us. It revolves around the Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus holds all things together and in Him we must place our trust and let go of our control.
We were created FOR Him…not for US, but FOR HIM! We exist to make a big deal out of Him, not the other way around.
In Max Lucado’s It’s Not About Me book, he says our role should be more like the moon. It generates no light and is nothing more than a pitch-black rock. When properly positioned, the moon beams. The moon reflects the greater light and is happy to do so. The moon simply reflects the light of the sun (like a mirror).
Our role is to reflect the light of the Son and point to God’s glory!
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
If you don’t know Jesus, I ask that you would seek out a relationship with Him today so that you can have life more abundantly now and forever.
What changes can you make to put Christ at the center?
What are you doing to make your life revolve around the Son, Jesus Christ?
How can you be more like the moon and reflect the light of the Son?