We were driving home from my parents’ house the other night and I just couldn’t stop looking at the crescent moon. It was so crisp and clear that night! Our youngest son has been learning about space this year in Science using the Apologia Astronomy book. We had just finished the unit on the moon and are now moving on to Mars. There was something that caught my attention, though, as we were learning about the moon. It doesn’t produce its own light.
Now, I have gone through this same book with my older son and this wasn’t anything new to me. But, I was reminded of the fact that the moon reflects the light from the sun. This was the first time that I actually saw the reflection of the sun from the moon! It’s hard to explain, but I could actually tell where the sun was shining onto the moon and the moon then reflecting the light towards earth. It was truly breathtaking!
Then I was reminded of that fact that we, as Christians, are to be the light of Christ.
For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6
You see, the light doesn’t come from us; it comes from Christ. The light of Christ dwells within us and that light needs to be reflected in our lives.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
We are to reflect Christ in all that we say and do. We are to live our lives in such a way that His light shines through us and He is glorified, not us.
We should let the moon remind us of this each time we see it reflect the light of the sun; we should be reflecting the light of THE SON!