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Good Morning.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth” and it was so. 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. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:14-15)

In the beginning, God established luminaries in the heavens that the inhabitants of the earth might have light, calculate time and identify the proper times for the appointed feasts and Sabbaths. Among those luminaries, God made two great lights, one to govern the day and one to govern the night. The sun is the greater of these two lights because it makes it possible for so many things on the earth to function properly. It provides light and warmth which allows for things to grow.

The lesser light, the moon, also serves a purpose, one of which is to provide light in the darkness. Unlike the sun or the stars, the moon is incapable of generating its own light. The moon produces light by reflecting the light of the sun onto our darkened planet. This interaction between the sun, moon and the earth is pertinent for the followers of the Messiah to take note of. The greater light alludes to the Messiah, the Son and Light of the World. The moon alludes to His people who are also called the “light of the world” even though we are incapable of generating our own light.  We provide this light to the world when we reflect the light of the Son, meaning that our face must be turned toward His face.

The creation of the heavenly luminaries demonstrates our purpose in the world; we are here to be a light in the midst of darkness. As the world grows spiritually darker, we must turn our face toward Him that His light might be seen upon us. Now is our time to “shine forth as the sun” and bring glory unto our Father in Heaven.

Blessings and Shalom, 


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