This has been big business for lots of folks over the years. I still remember the books I read in the 80s which were written in the 70s and 80s. They were filled with speculation about America, the end times, how the Soviet Union was going to usher in the end, how an impoverished China was going to spend their money blocking off a river so their poor army could travel across on horses. All sorts of books about the American Apache attack helicopter being described in the book of Revelation, and the Soviet Union clearly in there too. Speculation and guessing games and trying to declare every contemporary thing to be a sign from God isn't what we are called to do and actually harms the cause of Christ. Right after the Supreme Court legalized homosexual "marriage" many people took pictures of rainbows and claimed that was a sign from God that He approved. They got this idea from Christians on social media sites who constantly post pictures of rainbows and claims they are a sign of God approving some particular political action. We would be so much better off reading the Word, praying over the Word and living in accord with the Word
I was saved in 1981 (the reason for the 81 in my name). None of what you said in any way gives any valid reason to question the very clear Scripture which consistently says that each of the six days of creation were literal days (24 hours). For reasons not in accord with the clear wording of Scripture, you choose to believe this portion of Scripture to be untrue and therefore search for ways to circumvent the clear statement of Scripture on the matter.
Great illustrations in both words and pictures! I've always liked dragonflies too. When I was younger we spent a lot of time on the river where dragonflies were plentiful. Sometimes in the early evenings I'll watch them flying across my back yard. Indeed our God is so amazing and awesome. His creation shows so clearly that He exists. The idea that such complex creatures and the complex means of life they go through could just all happen by chance, and all from a beginning of nothing, is beyond incredulous. The Creator of dragonflies and butterflies also created you and I. How amazing is that?!
Explaining away Scripture and unsaved person doesn't understand, or accepting a false view of Scripture to try and get someone to listen about something goes totally against Scripture. Those lost souls who choose to focus upon anything other than Christ and their need for salvation are exhibiting evidence of resistance to the Holy Ghost. It's a common tactic to avoid confronting, facing or dealing with something a person wishes to avoid by deflecting. So, whether someone turns from hearing about Christ by trying to argue about creation or dinosaurs, or Catholics, or what angels look like, or homosexual politics or anything else, it's the Christians duty to continually steer the conversation back to Christ, back to the salvation message. Denying what Scripture clearly says and what was clearly understood by Christians for nearly 2,000 years, in order to appease lost people is telling the world the Bible is not accurate and we don't believe everything in Scripture. Might as well join with those who get the latest rebellious haircut, sport a bunch of tattoos, wear a sideways ball cap, leave your pants hanging halfway down your backside and learn to use hip-hop gestures and rap at least part of your message so you can be like the world to reach the world.
God gives us clearly in His Word that each day was a 24 hour day, "And the evening and the morning were the first day"..."And the evening and the morning were the sixth day". From evening to morning is used as a literal reference to a literal 24 hour day during the entire creation from day 1 to day 6. Why argue or speculate where the Word is so very clear? Such serves no good purpose.
Can't you just accept that God doesn't have to have the sun in place in order to have a literal 24 hour day in operation? You are trying to create mystery where Scripture is very clear in what it says.
That is a lot to fall upon you and your wife like that. Thanks be to God we don't face such things alone and He's there for us even if we aren't thinking about it or can't see Him in action at a particular moment. Praise God your wife is better and you are both home now. I pray the bills may be less than expected and the Lord will provide the funds to pay them.