Our sun is unique to our solar system. It is an average yellow star that is 864,950 miles in diameter. Being a star, there is no two alike, just like snowflakes are each different. I Corinthians 15:41 tells us that each star is unique and different and varies in size and intensity. “There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.” God did not use Betelguese because its diameter would reach as far as Jupiter’s orbit and plus it is hotter than our Sun. God did not put a smaller, cooler star in our solar system either.
On the fourth day of Creation week, God created the sun, the moon, and other lights called stars and thay were “for signs and seasons and for days and years” (Genesis 1:14-16). The greater light is our sun (Genesis 1:16). We know that a year is the time required for the earth to travel once around the sun. But the sun also goes in a circuit (Psalm 19:6). Some scientists scoff at this verse thinking that it taught geocentricity- the theory that the sun revolves around the earth. But this further from the truth. The sun’s mass is 100 times larger than earth and its distance from the earth is approximately 93 million miles. Our sun is traveling through space at 600,000 miles an hour. It is literally moving through space in a huge circuit.
Evolutionary scientists believe our sun evolved about 5 billion years ago. Actually our sun is 4 days younger than the earth and only about 6,000 years old.
Without God creating the sun and putting it in the center of our solar system, the earth would not continually exist. Our earth is in the right position from the sun, third from the sun in what scientists call the goldilocks zone.
Our sun is our source of light and heat for life on earth but it also can be deadly to the earth. The solar flares and storms can do havoc to the earth if strong enough, mainly knocking out communication satellites. Actually the earth has shields of defense from the harmful rays of the sun, such as the distance between the sun and the earth, the ozone layer, and the atmosphere on earth. We must not forget the Van Allen Belts that surround the earth. These belts protect us from the radiation from the sun. This is were we see the auroras (northern and southern lights). Our sun could not of evolved by random chance. Our sun is winding down (entropy) and waxing old (Psalm 102:25-26), (Hebrews 1:11).
Yes, the sun is the ‘star of our solar system’. God created it for a purpose to supply light to the Earth.