Shining

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Last night I was enjoying the full moon and decided to take some photos of it.  Only me would get photobomed by an airplane.  Did you notice that?  This set me off thinking.  This is uncharted territory…

We are called to be the light of the world.  Look at Matthew 5:14, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”  Light is important.  The great thing about light is that when light is present darkness flees.  They cannot coexist.  Did you get that?  Light and dark cannot be in the same place at the same time.

My point here is that too many so-called Christians are trying to live their lives in such a way as to please themselves by doing what they think is pleasurable and keep just enough of their foot in the door of the Church to (in their own mind) please God or do Him some kind of service.  This cannot be.  You are either pleasing God or you are not.  You are either obeying Him or you are disobeying Him.  There is no middle ground here.

Today as you go to Church I challenge you to worship Him wholeheartedly with all of your being.  Do not just sit, soak and sour another week in the services.  Be engaged in the worship service and be engaged in the preaching service especially.  It might be that something you hear will help you shine in the life of someone else and chase the darkness away for them.

So, how are you doing?

Super Moon

Starting tonight and tomorrow night the moon is supposed to be closer to the earth than it is at any other time of year.  Many photographers will get out telescopes and fix their cameras to them for extreme close up shots.  I am jealous.  I don’t have a telescope or any means of connecting my camera to one anyway.

As I was thinking about the moon I am reminded that the moon has no light in and of it’s self.  The light you see in the moon comes from the sun.  The moon is a big reflector.  Hmm…  Yes, I am going there.

This is just exactly what you and I must do, Christian.  We must reflect the light of the Son of God.  We can be moons for Jesus.  We are all reflecting something; but, is that worth reflecting.  Too much of the time we reflect what we need not reflect.

There are people in the world that have their very eternal destination hanging in the balance of what we reflect or do not reflect.  This should be a sobering thought to you and I.  The Psalmist put it this way in Psalm 43:3, “O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.”  It is my prayer that we all send out the Light of God so that unsaved people will see the light and run to the LORD.

So, how are you doing?