WE ARE starting out in January by putting an emphasis on the need to have healthy habits—physical and spiritual habits that improve all aspects of our lives. Well, today I am going to talk to you about the sun, that greater light that God created for human beings with so much love (see Genesis 1:16—18; Psalm 136:7, 8).
Sunbathing, done in the early hours of the morning or in the last hour of the afternoon to avoid the risk of sunburn, is fundamental for the following: Good mood. Sunlight increases the levels of production of serotonin in the brain, and this substance is one of those responsible for making us feel good. That is why it is known that the sun helps to combat depression, because it helps the production of serotonin, one of the neurotransmitters dubbed «happy chemicals.» Strengthening the bones. It has been demonstrated that sunlight increases the production of vitamin D in our bodies, and this is indispensable for the absorption of calcium. Thus, getting out in the sun contributes to having strong bones and avoiding osteoporosis. Prevention of diseases such as cancer, hypertension, and immunological diseases, as indicated by various research studies.
What prevents you from going outside for a half hour every day to walk in the sunshine? Knowing how fundamental it is for you to be healthy and keep strong, I believe that developing this habit should be a priority in your agenda. The same goes for developing the habit of exposing yourself every day for at least one hour to the Greater Light, the Light of God that comes from His Word.
Ellen G. White said: «It would be well for us to spend a thoughtful hour each day in contemplation of the life of Christ. We should take it point by point, and let the imagination grasp each scene, especially the closing ones. As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit. If we would be saved at last, we must learn the lesson of penitence and humiliation at the foot of the cross» (The Desire of Ages, ch. 8, p. 83).
«But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings» (Malachi 4:2). Amen.
«The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it arose» (Ecclesiastes 1:5).