Wednesday, January 10, 2018
As the Moon Reflects the Light of the Sun into a Dark World
bringing out its Beauty, Such is God’s Purpose for Each of us!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light”
Living My Purpose is Similar to the Moon’s Purpose
For Christmas I bought Kathy two mirrors, one in the shape of the sun and the other in the shape of the moon. As we bought these in a kind-of-creepy and weird-new-age type store I thought of how the moon is a great metaphor for who each of us is made to be. Just as a the moon reflects the light of the sun into the darkness, we were created to reflect back to God and out to the world the glory of God.
Do you know people like that? Their lives are to a remarkable degree simply about God and others. They aren’t overly vocal about that, but you can just tell that their minds are mostly on something other than themselves, that they are interested in you and their joy comes from their God.
Let’s each of us become like that in 2018, people who are noticed and found compelling because others notice that there’s something greater behind what they see in us than ourselves.
COW begins tonight!! The whole thing is geared to turn each of us into reflectors of God’s Glory. You can review the course offerings HERE
“The command Be ye perfect [Matt. 5:48] is not idealistic gas. Nor is it a command to do the impossible. He is going to make us into creatures that can obey that command. He said (in the Bible) that we were “gods” and he is going to make good His words. If we let Him – for we can prevent Him, if we choose – He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly (though of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness. The process will be long and in parts very painful; but that is what we are in for. Nothing less. He meant what he said” Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: Mere Christianity, p. 160
“Lord, this year more than ever, make me into the kind of person who, when others see me, reflects to them Yourself. May You increase and I decrease. Amen”