The moon has fascinated mankind since creation. Songs have been written to rejoice in its beauty. Lovers have held hands and enjoyed the atmosphere it creates. It shows us around, to a degree, at night. This author has a reputation for going walking in the middle of the night to enjoy its mystery and beauty.
The moon revolves around the earth in a 27-day orbit, circling the earth from west to east. (It seems to move from east to west because of the rotation of the earth on its axis.) The moon radiates no light of its own. It reflects to us the light of a greater body, the sun.
We, too, can reflect to others the light and beauty of Another, if we fix our own souls upon our Creator. Jesus told the multitude on the mount, “Let your light shine before men is such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Jesus Himself was “the radiance of His glory, the exact representation of His nature,” as He showed us what God looked like in the flesh. “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
We are made to shine in the darkness around us. It is the purpose for which we were created. The secret to shine as we should is to focus the attention of our minds and hearts on Jesus, a habit which seats His Holy Spirit upon the throne of our lives. Having been given control, He then is given rein to live through us, making us shine like Jesus does.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:8
“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3
Shine through us, Lord Jesus!