The human race has been fascinated by the
moon for centuries. Not too many years ago we as Americans were anxious to have
the first man on the moon. Early Egyptians once held the moon as a deity. There
are still those who believe that the moon offers some sort of sign for various
activities such as planting gardens or butchering meat. No doubt the moon has
had a large influence in man's history.
But what can we know about this moon? The
moon simply revolves around the earth and reflects the sun light. Without the
earth it has no purpose. Without the sun it has no meaning. The moon has a
specific job "Give light to a dark world."
That is it! That is what Christians must
"Go into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but
he who does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16.)
"You are the light of the world. A
city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5:14.)
We must go into the world of darkness (world
of sin) and reflect the light of Jesus. Just as the moon gets its energy from
the sun we as Christians get our light from Jesus. We do our best to mirror the
life of Christ. Certainly our light is not as bright as the sun (Jesus), but it
may be just enough light to show the path for some poor soul trapped in
"Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
"In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was
made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines
in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." (John 1:1-5.)
- - - - Josh Webster