This is primarily for my believer friends, and do take the time to chew the cud as it were.
Other than what you have been taught, have you ever considered the POSSIBILITY that our night orbed friend, aka, the moon, has a light all of its own, and not a borrowed glory as has been put forth by people supposedly smarter than you? Would your bubble be busted if it is revealed that ‘science’ had it wrong all along, (as it is wont to do anyway) in precisely the same fashion that the so-called smart people say Mr. and Mrs. Adam never lived?
What would you then think of the God of creation, who has provided such a display of luminescence apart and distinct from the sun? Would your opinion of Him change as to HOW he supplies light at day and light at night? Since they serve two completely different purposes, would your faith be increased or decreased if in fact, the moon neither wants nor cares about the sun’s activity, any more than a night owl is interested in what mallards do at high noon?
Further, the stars are called lights by the Creator, His creation mind you, and the lesser of these lights called the moon, is in my opinion, the greatest of these lights, and I mean no disrespect to the sun, but it is the demureness of the moon which arrests my attention.
Light bulbs have become quite the rage of late, some burning for a very long time, and some providing very beautiful white charm, so unlike the dingy yellowish light which is so yesterdays news. Does one bulb rely on the light of another bulb ere it shines? Enter the moon. A light above lights, a white above white, but also providing a cooler temperature than the shade of the moon. Try it. Moonlight is colder, and it is measurable and provable.
But the light, full of grace and power, and it would be quite the treat if modern science has been wrong, like they are wrong about most things as far as the Creator is concerned, and the moon which makes her circuits, displays a nightly affection by a wise and loving Creator, where the power is in HIS hands, not as a sideshow needing help from that light which rules the day, and that is the rub.
Moonlight is neither happenstance nor accidental. This is the crème de la crème of godlessness, so on this point alone, I believe my point has strength, that moonlight is not a reflection of anything, as if it is a roadside lemonade stand. But would your life change one iota if this were true? That depends.
The sun rules the day, while the moon rules the night. Individual. Distinct. Obvious. Full of purpose, full of grace and truth. Did I just say grace and truth? You don’t think it is gracious to be so warmed while enjoying the vitamins of the sun, and to rest in the moonlight pondering God’s almighty provisions for His creatures round the clock?
You don’t think it is truthful in that days, weeks, months, years, are measured with exacting purpose? Or do we just lazily accept the godless science which sees no real truth to the sun and moon, one which earthly patrons accept the emoluments of both while denying He who provided both to the earth?
I sure do. So yeah, if godlessness is dead wrong about the origin of the moon, you can be certain it is equally wrong about the light itself, a truthful light which is as consistent as God Himself, a light which God has revealed in Christ Himself, that light which shone independent of another man, THAT light which is neither borrowed nor accidental.
Since God created both sun and moon, is it any stretch to believe that He also provided independent power and purpose for both? Not only is it not a stretch, it appears there is much evidence to override popular opinion, and remember, the majority is usually wrong.
But is it any real heresy to disagree or think otherwise upon things clearly out of this world? 😉