Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Looking up at the night sky the other night, it was clear and the moon was beautiful. It was majestic and I was glad I could take some pictures! I remember thinking of so many people who are guided by the moon — sailors, shepherds, and even lost campers.
How can a dark rock in the sky be a guiding force? What help can something so insignificant in the vast expanse of the universe be?
I sometimes think of myself the same way. With so much going on in the world, how can I ever make a difference? Then I thought, what is different about the moon that can also be true of us? What gives this otherwise dark rock its shine? Of course, it is the sun! The moon, on its own, is dead. The only light it has is merely what it reflects of the sun.
Do you see the parallel? Imagine all of God’s people on this earth reflecting the light of His Son, and then ask, how can we not make a difference?