And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.(NIV)biblegateway.com
So where did time come from? And where and why did the something that is our universe, our earth, our galaxies, our something from nothing, come into existence (as we do all tend to agree that it exists). And why is it so hard for us to accept as God's handiwork? It is such an uncannily beautiful and complex universe, physically existing and consisting of almost infinitely small elements in such incredibly tightly packed order and disorder; juxtaposed with the more comprehensibly sized, as well as the mind-bogglingly large!
We do well to scratch our heads and re-research the basics, and even atheistically scratch under the surface of accepted beliefs, so as to perhaps even refute the cannon of scripture, if that where possible, for such is the task of man. We might, as is our nature, turn this comfortable truth of scripture on all angles of it’s head to question, analyze and find clues to begin a new line of thought, shedding light on the origins and purpose of the cosmos.
However, according to Scripture, the sun, moon and stars were spoken into existence by God to provide light, and to mark the time and seasons for the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. Apart from their creation in the beginning of the book of Genesis, the bible also refers to stars with reference to the description of the function of "the righteous", who are to, “shine like stars in the universe.” And in scripture, that is the long and the short of the matter.
This exquisite simplicity brings order and comfort to humankind, billeted in the heart of a safe and stable universe; humankind is carefully created in the image of their good shepherd, keeper, creator God, and specifically placed in the time zone of creation, a place exquisitely prepared for them to inhabit and rule over!