The largest and brightest object in the night sky is the moon. Unlike a star, which produces its own light, the moon gets its light from the sun. The moon simply reflects the sun’s light, thereby illuminating the earth making it appear bright in the sky. The light of the moon also causes a gravitational pull on the earth, thereby slowing down the earth’s rotation, as well as producing high and low tides. The results of that gravitational pull keeps everything in sync. Without the moon, tides would fall, nights would be darker, seasons wouldn’t change, and the length of our days would be very different.
Christians are not “stars,” we cannot produce our own light. The moon gets its light from the sun, and we get our light from “The Son.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 says: “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” We are living in some of the darkest times in modern history. The world desperately needs to see the light of “The Son,” that is reflected through Christians. That reflection will illuminate the darkness and keep everything in balance. Are you trying to be a “star,” showing everyone who you are and what you can do? Or are you simply letting the “Son” shine through you?
“Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.”
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)