God and the Whistling Train Chapter1 page 14
It is also interesting, while it is almost stated as an afterthought, God mentions he places the stars in place. It is worth noting that God says they are placed in a firmament. There are those that suggest that space is a special kind of nothing. That it can become something, so from that something other universes could form. God calls it a firmament. That is a something, that God created. There is a sense of permanency and certainly no indication of future or past universes. To say that the earth is part of a special universe, one of many that exist, but the one with all the correct triggers to enable life and evolution with the added unlikely scenario of being able to move forward and not backward, merely defers the issue of how the universe came into being. The question remains ‘who created the first universe or all universes ?’ Eventually you need to ask where and who is the designer and initiator? How did order and structure happen? The next question: is it plausible, or mathematically probable, to develop complexity and the predictability that is in the current universe?
So we have the picture of the sun's beginning. It is interesting to see that the sun’s ending is also plausible. It is estimated that the sun is losing 6 x 1012 grams every second. So the end may be a long way off but it is coming. With things that have been created, there is also the sense that eventually, the process will be terminal.
Adding the picture in Revelation 21:23 and 22:5 we find the sun is not a constant necessity because at the climax of time God himself is the light. Revelation 21:23-24 (NKJV) The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honour into it. Revelation 22:4-5 (NKJV) They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
It is interesting that the bible looks forward to a world with no sun at all.