...let your light shine before others they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Fourth grade science taught me that the moon emits no light of its own. Instead, it reflects light from the sun. When the earth’s orbit brings it between the sun and the moon, the moon “disappears.” It’s still there, but as the Earth blocks the sun’s rays, our lunar neighbor has nothing to reflect, and the world grows darker.
The same is true of believers. When we bask in the light of God’s presence through consecrated living, Bible reading, and prayer, we reflect his light to others.
Any attempt to “shine” on our own is futile. We can’t summon up what we don’t have. God alone is our source of spiritual light. When we position ourselves before him, he provides enough light not only to guide our paths, but to light the way for others.
Father, help me reflect your light. Amen.
Reflect: What hinders you from reflecting God’s light? Confess and forsake it today.
Read: Ephesians 5:7-14 and John 3:25-30