God is the Author of Life, Sunshine Part 3 - Light is Healing (Jesus & the Sun Both)
Quick review. God is light. God created the earth, sun, moon and stars. God created the sun to rule the day and provide life to plants, trees, animals and people. God does not make mistakes with creation and all things designed by God are good. God loves us and created this world for us to thrive and multiply. Therefore, in addition to what the Bible clearly tells us, by logic I can only conclude that the sun is good for us...
So why all the confusion? There are many reasons such as big business, drug companies, medical industry, sunglasses and sunscreens businesses, tanning bad industry and on down the list. There are many powers that be (the devil, right?) that want to "keep us in the dark" so to speak! These businesses or the people behind them aren't to blame, but the lies and deception of the enemy.
As Christians, I also feel there is a fear of idol worship. It's almost this odd reluctance to appreciate anything that God created. As soon as we start talking about the sun, energy, light, colors, gem stones and even herbs for medicine, many often chalk it up to New Age, mysticism or even witchcraft. I think this is a mistake. It is true the enemy has stolen the things of God and used them for false religions and sometimes evil purposes. Yes, we must "test the spirits." At the same time, there is nothing wrong with fully embracing God's creation, all of it! This goes back to the dominion and authority given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to subdue the earth. Unfortunately, we have done a poor job of stewarding what God has given us.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28
Sunshine and light is healing. Light and color therapy has been used since the beginning of time for healing. If children were born jaundice they would wheel them out into the sun to heal their livers. Now, instead of using sunshine, they try to mimic the light using a blue light, and it does help. Doctors throughout history, using heliotherapy (light therapy), would expose the entire body to sunshine to heal infections, tuberculosis, cancers and hundreds of other health conditions.
What is the sun trying to say to us? What are we supposed to learn from the sun? If we want an example of the healing power of light in the Bible, look straight to Jesus Christ. Now to clarify, it's all about Jesus. We can only become the "light of the world" if the fullness of Christ is shining in us and through us. He is the light that shines among men. The sun is great, wonderful, powerful, healing and important for our health, and it is a reflection of who Jesus Christ is, LIGHT.
"He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light." Matthew 17:2
"He has in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength." Revelation 1:16
Why would the Bible use the sun to describe the glory of God, through His son Jesus Christ, if it was unhealthy or damaging to the rest of His creation? If you want to be healthy and full of light, get filled with the sun and God's son, JESUS!
Let us fully embrace all of God's creations that bring life, healing and light. We can embrace the sunshine, its energy and life force, without fear of idol worship, and without fear that it is dangerous or damaging to our health. We do so intelligently, with awe and appreciate of God's power. And yes of course, we embrace Jesus Christ, the light of the world. The light that shines among men. A force more powerful than the sun itself, because He created it!