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Sunlight - making a N.E.W.  S.T.A.R.T.

Sunlight - NEWSTART

In the beginning ... light was good.

The sun is a colossally big, fantastically hot cosmic radiation powerhouse with a surface temperature of about 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Its interior temperature is a little warmer -estimated as high as 78 million degrees!

The pressure at the center of the sun is about 700 million tons per square inch. It's enough to smash atoms and create nuclear fusion at the sun's core, allowing it to give off constant light and warmth. In fact, the material at its core is so hot that if you could capture enough to cover a pinhead, it would radiate so much heat it would kill a person one mile away.

Fortunately, earth is safely positioned about 93 million miles away, meaning it takes the light of t he sun about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to reach our world. Just in time to do a lot of good.

What's so good about light?

Light is essential to all life -so essential that God provided the sun as a constant source to supply the energy necessary to sustain all life on earth. The energy used by plants growing in your garden, a cheetah running at top speed, and even the gasoline that powers your car can all be traced back to the energy supplied by sunlight. In fact, solar power is the originator of nearly all naturally occurring energy on the earth.

Yet even though God said that light was good in the beginning, many people are actually afraid of sun exposure today. Perhaps we have been so misinformed, we are overreacting to the dangers of sunlight while missing the many positive health benefits. "Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun" (Ecclesiastes 11 :7).

Amazing Health Magazine

Source: "Amazing Health Magazine - 8 Bible Secrets for a Longer and Stonger Life!."
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