The sun, moon and stars are commanded to praise the Lord! So what do they tell us???
The moon signifies of His promises, and His faithfulness-even in the ultimate darkness.
The moon reflects the sun. So what does the sun tell us?
"The sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber...
there is nothing hidden from it's heat."-Psalm 19:4-6
The sun tells us of the Bridegroom Jesus' love for us, His bride.
A blinding excitement and enjoyment. A furious, passionate, moving desire.
We can't get away from His love just like we can't get away from the sun's bright strength-even our attempts to block it out with sunglasses and SPF don't completely work!
Our attempts at resisting His love will eventually fail. He loves so well.
While walking to class today I was blinded by the sun and couldn't see people in front of me...
"In the multitude of my anxieties within me, your comforts blind my soul"-Psalm 94:19
His love and enjoyment blinds my views so that my anxieties fall to the side.
When I look at Him, my worries make no sense.
They are blinded in light of who He is and how He feels towards me.
Night and day the Lord reminds us of who He is, how He feels about us, and that in the darkest times, or the most anxious times looking to Him-all is well.
"In this world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."-John 16:33
One day there will be no more darkness. No more evil. No more pain. No more trouble.
"The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold...in the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people."-Isaiah 30:26
The moon will not have to reflect his faithfulness in the dark, for the evil of the world will be no more, so the moon will just scream of His love!
"The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended."-Isaiah 60:19-20
"The city had no need for the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light...there shall be no night there."-Revelation 21:23, 25
The Lord also sees the choices we make every day and if they're for Him-He sees our faithfulness to Him. He knows that we love Him. He sees our love.
"(the Beloved) Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun..."-Song of Song 6:10
"Then the moon will be disgraced and the sun ashamed; For the Lord of hosts will reign On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem And before His elders, gloriously."-Isaiah 24:23
They are reminders and pictures of us to hold on to while Jesus is away.
However, when Jesus comes to reign they will be disgraced and ashamed because they will be shown not worthy in being compared to His faithfulness and love for us when we see and grasp the fullness!
Isn't He absolutely wonderful?!?
"Give to the Lord the glory due His name."-Psalm 96:8