What Do You Have In Common With The Moon?

I often find myself gazing up into the nighttime sky. The moon and stars captivate my attention. There’s something about space that is fascinating. 

Does the moon intrigue anyone else out there? It is 238,855 MILES away from the Earth, yet, my minuscule, human eyes can see the texture of it. It blows my mind that I can tell where there are craters in its surface and where there aren’t. That alone proves how vast it is. 

What Is Our Purpose?

In itself, the moon does not have the ability to produce any sort of light. It exists exclusively to reflect the magnificent light of the sun. 

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day 
and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars.
–Genesis 1:16

The moon is more than a pile of iron, rock, and magnesium (sorry to break it to you, but it’s not made of cheese). Its sole purpose, the only reason it exists, is to reflect light into a dark world. 

Sound familiar? 

Just like the moon’s created purpose is to reflect the greater light of the sun, our purpose as Christians is to reflect the light of the One who is greater than us, God. On my own, I have zero to offer this world. But when the Holy Spirit entered my heart, I gained the light of Christ. Whatever is within our heart, will always radiate outward (Proverbs 4:23). 

We all seek to find our purpose in this world. Well, the search is over. It is made clear throughout Scripture why God has allowed us to exist.  We are to bring Him glory by shining the light of Christ into a dark and hopeless world.  We reflect His light. 

Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Believers have the light of Christ. 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Would the people you interact with know you are a Christian based on the way you live and speak?

That’s an incredibly convicting question and there is always room for improvement. But, that can’t be an excuse for me to live as a part of this world. 

I am called to be set apart, different from this world (Romans 12:2). We are to live counter-culturally. Evaluate your heart today, and the motives that impact your decision. 

We Have A Great Responsibility

Isaiah 49:6 says, “I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth”. 

You shining the light of The Lord to the world carries eternal weight. Do you really get that? 

Why are we given this light to shine? So that others may come to know God and give Him glory (Matthew 5:16). 

My pastor said once, “If you don’t love your neighbor enough to share the Gospel with them, you love yourself too much!”

Where does your love lie today? Is it in yourself, your comfort, and your security, or in the eternal destiny of your neighbors? 

See You In The Round!

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