Someone wrote a hymn with the following lines: "There is sunshine in my soul today,/More glorious and bright/Than glows in any earthly sky,/For Jesus is my light" (Hymns, #343). After we are regenerated, we enjoy Christ as our light. After the third day, there were the sun, the moon, and the stars on the fourth day. After we have been regenerated, we have Christ as the sun shining within us to make us as the moon reflecting the light of the sun and to make us the shining stars. The fourth-day lights are the sun, the moon, and the stars. In the first chapter of Genesis the believers are typified by the stars (v. 16c). Daniel 12:3 says that those who turn many to righteousness shine like stars. In Revelation, the messengers of the churches, the spiritual ones who bear the responsibility of the testimony of Jesus, are the shining stars (1:16, 20; 2:1; 3:1). The church is typified by the moon in Genesis 1 (v. 16b), and Christ is typified by the sun, the greatest light bearer (v. 16a). Just as the moon is the reflection of the sun, so the church is the reflection of Christ. This typifies Christ with His Body, including all the members.
- There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.
- O there is sunshine, blessed sunshine,
While the peaceful, happy moments roll;
When Jesus shows His smiling face
There’s sunshine in my soul.
A carol to my King;
And Jesus, listening, can hear
The song I cannot sing.
For when the Lord is near
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flowers of grace appear.
And hope, and praise, and love,
For blessings which He gives me now,
For joys laid up above.