Moonbeam Believers

Let your light shine before men. (Matthew 5:16)

The moon is a wonderful picture of a Christian. Just like the moon, which has no light of its own and reflects the light of the sun, Christians have no light of their own; they are to reflect the light of the Son. Read on and be encouraged today!

We live in a very dark world that desperately needs to see the light. Now, there is natural light that is needed to sustain physical life and there is the supernatural Light that is needed to sustain eternal life. Jesus Christ is the Light of the World; when we are in Christ, we are given the great privilege of reflecting His light for all the world to see (2 Corinthians 3:18). But there are two cosmic conditions that we see in nature which we must guard against in our own lives to make sure we do not obscure His light in any way from those who need to see it.

Solar Eclipse – When the moon comes between the sun and the earth, the moon blocks the light of the sun. This is the picture of the Christian who gets in the way of God, boasting, “Look at me and all I have done!” This person is building a monument to man’s glory, not God’s glory; he or she is no longer shining the reflected light of the Son. As the moon is the lesser light, we must remember we too are the lesser light. “Therefore, as it is written: ‘”‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord'” (1 Corinthians 1:31).

Lunar Eclipse – When the earth comes between the sun and the moon, the earth blocks the light of the sun. This is the perfect picture of worldliness. Jesus warned us in the parable of the soils not to be “the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful” (Matthew 13:22). When the cares of this world capture our hearts and we get bogged down in the things of this world, we no longer reflect the glorious light of the Son.  

If we are going to be the moon God intends us to be and avoid what I call the believer’s blackout, we must keep our focus directly on the Son. By fixing our eyes on the Author and Perfecter of our faith, we will reflect His light into a dark world that needs Jesus for healing and sanity.

Let me offer you a final word of encouragement before we close. We are all different; thus we simply need to be the person God intends us to be and not try to be someone else. So if you are being yourself when reflecting the light of Jesus and you make some waves along the way, don’t fret about a negative response or let it water down your witness. The moon makes waves every day! Be a moonbeam believer and reflect the Son; what the moon is to the physical world, you are to the spiritual world.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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