I’ve read the creation story in Genesis several times, but this last time through I noticed something I hadn’t paid much attention to before.
Genesis 1:14 says (emphasis added):
Isn’t it interesting that God sets the stars, moon, and sun aside to be used by Him as signs for His people even before He says that they will help us to measure time?
I think most people, even those who aren’t Christian, know of the significance of the star in the story of Christ’s birth. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I also believe that there was a night of no darkness in the Western Hemisphere at the same time. At the time of Christ’s death, there was great darkness that lasted for multiple days. For the people alive at that time it may have seemed as if all those heavenly bodies had been removed. And, there will be more signs in the heavens at the time of His second coming.
What do you think? Is it important to understand that God set apart the sun, moon and stars to be signs for us?
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