The color and illumination of a harvest moon is breathtaking. People will look at the moon and stand in awe of its beauty. The remarkable reality is that the brilliant light and color do not come from the moon; they are merely the reflection from a greater light, the sun. Often, we are so captured by the splendor of the moon that we forget where its source of beauty and light come from. Without the light of the sun, the moon is dark and barely able to be seen. When the earth, the moon, and the sun are in the proper alignment, the total reflection of the sun is visible and the results are spectacular.
This truth reminds me of being a Christian. When the Christian, the world, and the Son are in proper alignment, people are able to see the whole reflection of the Son shining from us. That light does not come from us, but from Christ. Without Christ, our lives are unable to shine with such brilliance. It sure would be nice to take the credit, but we cannot. As Christians, we want our lives to bring glory and honor to our Savior, not us. Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” The next time a Christian blesses your life or you see their life shine with peace, joy, and happiness, remember none of that comes from them, but is a reflection of their Savior. Their life is simply aligned with Christ in such a way that you are able to see the total reflection of Christ. Enjoy the fruits from a Christian, but remember the source and acknowledge Him.
Christian, let your life shine with such intensity that the world will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven!
By: Linda Svacha, BCBC