The Magnitude of the Sun

Adapted from Day 109 of The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

It was early morning. The teacher took me on a journey to the city, through the desert, riding on camels. The purpose was to pick up supplies for the school. But, of course, he had more than one purpose in mind.

“One thing I want you to do,” he said, “keep watch over the sun.”

It was a strange directive, but I did my best, noting from time to time its position in the sky. At the journey’s end, upon our return, he questioned me.

“What did you see?” he asked.

“Nothing,” I answered. “Nothing of note. The sun was just the sun.”

“I imagine,” he said, “that at times it was obscured by the mountains, the trees, or the buildings of the city. But otherwise, I imagine it stayed the same, certainly the same size. I would also imagine that the landscape was continually changing. Everything around us was changing except the sun.”

“That’s true,” I said. “But isn’t that just the way the sun works?”

“Yes, but why is that so?” he asked. “It’s because, although a mountain or a house or even a hand held up can appear bigger than the sun and can, for a time, obscure it, the reality is that the sun’s true magnitude – its actual size – is so enormous, so colossal, that the highest mountain on earth is nothing in comparison. It doesn’t appear so in the short run, but it becomes clear over the long run. Even in our little journey, everything we saw completely changed; the hills, the mountains, everything but the sun. And if we had traveled thousands of miles, it wouldn’t have made a difference. The sun’s colossal magnitude is manifested by its changelessness.”

“And what does it reveal?” I asked.

“Two thousand years ago, Messiah said, ‘I am the Light of the World.’ Since that time, ages have begun and ended, continents and civilisations have been discovered, kingdoms and empires have risen and fallen, kings, queens, and luminaries have appeared and passed away. And some of these have, for a moment, seemed larger. For a moment in time, they obscured the Nazarene. But in the long run, over the course of the long journey we call history, they’ve all passed away. Everything has changed….except Him. All the rest lies in ruins and rubble or in the pages of history books. But He remains unchanged, undiminished, as central and pivotal and colossal as He has ever been. His origins are in eternity, as the prophet Micah said. He is the Son and the immensity of His magnitude is manifested by His changelessness.”

The Mission: Today, see all things in view of the big picture. Whatever problems or issues you have are small in comparison to Him and pass away in the magnitude of the Son.

Micah 5:2, John 8:12, Ephesians 3:16-19, Hebrews 13:8


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