2976. If one looks at God’s complex creation for a clue to this troubling question, everywhere the argument is presented to us that the sun is new every day, and not the same old sun year after year. For example, since every snowflake is different, and every tear a person cries is completely unique and individual, so too it follows logically that the sun must be new every time it appears.
We take it for granted, having been told about snowflakes being unique,
but I for one have never looked into it seriously. I don’t know exactly
how you prove that all the snowflakes are different, it is hard to get
then to stay still long enough to have a look. I would not be shocked to
find out that they are all the same.
But probably they are all different. Consider apples, oranges, and
lemons. You can sit in the store and look at the apples from morning
till night and not find two that are even similar. You can stick to
just the green apples, and all of them will be conspicuously different
from each other.
2979. All of that being so, it is easy to sympathize with anyone who would claim that the sun is unique every day, and the stars and constellations are recreated new each day. Besides, if they are being created new, even from one instant to the next, how would we know the difference anyway.