The Sun is a star which has a diameter of about 109 Earths. It weighs about 330,000 times as much as Earth. By itself it accounts for about 99.86% of the Solar System's mass. The Sun's color is white though designated a yellow star. Its surface temperature of approximately 5,505°C. The mean distance of the Sun from the Earth is approximately 149.6 million kilometers. At this average distance, light travels from the Sun to Earth in about 8 minutes. It burns 4 million tons of hydrogen every second to create its light and heat. Amazing and intriguing, isn't it?
The Psalmist likens the Sun to a champion. He sang,
The sun...which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat. (Psalm 19:5, 6)
But the Bible also speaks of a day when the Sun will be darkened and the moon no more will give it's light. Jesus said,
"Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.' (Matthew 24:29)
This will happen just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He himself said,
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. (Matthew 24:30, 31)
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)
As believer's in Jesus Christ, we have to be ready at all times for the Lord's return. Let us not be found wanting when the time comes. Jesus said, "Watch & Pray", and that is what we have to do each day.