Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.
This verse made me wonder: If Jesus will be so bright a star is no longer needed, then how bright does He have to be? Of course, this automatically means research (go with it, I’m nerdy).
A star’s brightness, or how much energy it produces, is called its luminosity. We measure other stars’ luminosity based upon our own sun, which produces 3.846×1026 watts or 1.00 solar luminosity.
Speaking on a purely literal, physical, and nerdy level–that’s a lot of energy Jesus has to emit if He wants to outshine the sun.