Christ And The Church Seen In The Sun And The Moon

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

  Psalm 19:1


In November of 2012, my husband and I travelled across to the West Coast of Australia, (Perth) from where we live on the East Coast.  The group of saints we were staying with took great joy in showing us a WA sunset, where the sun was setting over the water as we hadn’t seen this before……for us on the East Coast, it always rises over the water.   So this was spectacular.

Sun setting in WA, Australia

Sun setting in WA, Australia

It reminded us of Jesus, as the True Sun (Son of God) going down into the waters of baptism, by means of His death into the earth by the cross.

Sun sunken into the water in WA, Australia

Sun sunken into the water in WA, Australia

As we watched the sun disappear into the water, leaving its remaining sunlight in the beams through the clouds………………………….

Remaining sunlight, WA, Australia

Remaining sunlight, WA, Australia

….we turned around to see the moon rising behind us.

Moon rising

Moon rising

 This reminded us of the church, how she reflects the light and radiance of the Son.

She looks like the sun, but only reflects it to the earth for the world to see by the light of the sun.

When Jesus was crucified and went into death, the church was born out of His side and now she too, has been called to be a light to the world, as Christ IS the Light of the world.

Jesus lay down His life for us, so we could live in HIS resurrected life.  The moon and the bride reflect the light of the Sun in the darkness of the world. She lives out of His resurrected life!

She lives because He died for her! and now lives in her!

My husband says, the sunrise every morning is a reminder that Jesus is alive! He has risen and even gives us a daily reminder of this glorious truth! When we watch the relationship between the Sun and the moon, we see that every day the sun goes down and the moon rises, as a daily reminder of His death and the birth of the church, that we have now become

the righteousness of God!

Thank You Jesus, for You are seen in all of creation, in most marvelous ways. Your glory fills the earth, day and night and Your bride radiates with Your reflecting majesty.

Jesus never leaves us! He is with us in His body! He lives in you and me! His glory fills the earth! Even in the darkness!

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