Daily Devotional – April 7
Have you considered that the Sun provides the right amount of brightness on earth, and even on a cloudy day, there is still enough light? Why? Earth’s atmosphere makes this happen. When the Sun’s rays hit our atmosphere, they bounce off the air molecules, causing the light to scatter in all directions and lighting the sky. If we did not have our atmosphere, our sky would be pitch black - like the Moon’s. When the astronauts were on the Moon during the daylight, the sky was all black except when they looked right at the Sun. God has provided the right type of atmosphere so that when the Sun’s rays hit it, it provides the perfect amount of brightness…and a beautiful blue color.
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:
~ Ecclesiastes 11:7
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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