Lately there has been a lot of talk concerning tonights Super Moon, and I think this event will be magnificent. I have always been enamored with the Moon and night sky! I think what a lot of people may forget, or take for granted is that the Moon has no self illumination it for all intents and purposes is a large rock orbiting the Earth. The light we see coming from the Moon is not it’s own, but a reflection! It is the reflection of the Sun’s light. Now I’ve written all of this to get to this point, Christians are to be like the Moon in a sense, we are to be a reflection of a greater light.
We are not that light, and on our own we have no light at all, but when we submit to God, and allow Christ to work through us we become a reflection of Jesus’s light. Now the Moon is beautiful when it is full and in it’s glory, but if you look closely you can see that it is pocked and scarred, it is not perfect, it has endured thousands of years of abuse. It has been hit by meteors and other space debris, and yet even through all this in it’s fullness and glory it is awe inspiring. I know too, that Christians are also scarred, and damaged, but when Christ is reflected through us we can shine in His glory, and show the World the love of Christ.
In the book of Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” When Jesus enters into us and sets up His home in our hearts we become a beacon showing the way to God. Our salvation has never been about us alone, but about God, and His love for all people. We are saved to do good for people, and bring Glory to God.
Ephesians 2:10 says it this way, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” We are saved to do good for others, and this established through Christ. By nature with no influence we are selfish, we want what’s best for ourselves alone, but when we consider the cross of Christ, and what He has done for us how could we not desire to do for others in the same sacrificial way.
As you should also know when the Moon isn’t visible there is a great darkness, and even when the Moon is in it’s waxing or waning stages that even that small amount of light makes a difference, and when it’s full the results are magnificent. The world is like this as well. It is a dark place with plenty of snares to entrap us, but as Christians we are to bring illumination into the dark to lead people to the light. In Psalms 107:10-12 the Bible says, “Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.”, and in Luke 1:79,”To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
One last thing before I wrap this up, The moon doesn’t roam through space on a random path, but it is on a fixed path. We too need to fix our path to do God’s will, and there is only one way to know God’s will and that is through God’s word. Psalms 119:105 says,”Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” We need to hide God’s word in our hearts, and meditate on it constantly so we can be a light in the darkness. God bless.
I apologize forgot picking up where i left off last week, I will return to my discourse on the 7 Deadly Sins though, probably next time as the Lord leads.