Last night the moon was so beautiful and bright. The moonlight just bathed the night with brightness. I tried to take a picture that captured the beauty of the light bursting from the darkness, but I just wasn’t able to capture it. As I looked up at the moon, John 1:5 came to my mind. “The light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it” (CSB). I really love the King James version of that verse, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Darkness cannot overcome light. Darkness cannot even comprehend light.
Jesus is the light of the world.
When darkness surrounds us, remember it doesn’t win. Darkness cannot even began to understand the power of our light, much less overcome or extinguish our light.
Today is a beautiful day in Georgia. It is warm, but not too hot. A light fall breeze is teasing us with the promise of even cooler temperatures. The sky is a beautiful blue and the sun is radiant. As I walked outside earlier, I wished I had time to stay outside a little longer and just bask in the sunshine. I did tilt my face towards the sun and relish its warmth for couple of seconds. As I did that, my thoughts on the moon came back to me.
The sun overcame the darkness of the night and is shining powerfully today.
Moonlight is not its own light. It is just a reflection of the sun. Yet, it was such a strong light last night just from pure reflection.
It might be a simple jump to say we are like the moon and we should reflect the Son’s light. However, in its simplicity is truth. We are to be a light in this dark world.
The sun and moon are just there every day. The sun rises in the morning; the moon illuminates the night. Same thing, day-in and day-out. Similar to life sometimes. Same thing, day-in and day-out.
But think of how much we need that light. The world needs our light also.
“You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden” Matthew 5:14 (CSB).
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16 (CSB)
Read my other 31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life posts here.