Friday, September 24, 2010

A Full Moon

Last night as I drove at dusk, the moon was just ahead of me and it was luminous. It was almost bright enough to make me blink when I first turned my car in its direction, beautiful with its golden yellow cast suspended in a canopy of deep blue.

As I gazed upon it thinking of what the moon is like, I remembered that the moon doesn’t give off its own light, it gives off the light it absorbs and reflects from the sun. Its surface isn’t perfect, but even through its imperfections, it still shines, and that’s what makes it beautiful.

I am so much like the moon. I have no light of my own to give off. I only have the light that I absorb from God. Without His light, my heart is nothing but stone, a big rock with deep pits and craters, much like the moon’s surface. Although all of my surfaces aren’t completely smooth yet, there are still places where I need to allow His light to reach, it’s the landscape of His brightness shadowing my wholes that can create such beauty.

“For thou art my lamp, O Lord;
And the Lord illumines my darkness”
2 Samuel 22:29

The Son was here upon this earth and now He is gone to prepare a place for you and me. It’s my job to give off His light to those walking in the “night” of life. Although moonlight cannot produce near the amount of brightness as pure sunlight, sometimes it gives off just enough light to help us navigate in the dark. Sometimes the full moon shines so brightly into my bedroom window, it seems as if a light is on outside.

That’s what I want to be – a full moon. Not a crescent moon, not a half-moon, a full moon that illumines the darkness, shining the way for feet that might be stumbling, hands that might be reaching, hearts that might be searching, lighting their paths and leading them to the The Light Of The World.

Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world;
he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”
John 8:12

Jesus, I fear that I have not been a full moon for You, sometimes, I have been no moon at all. I thank you for Your never ending mercy toward me when I do not shine to illuminate the darkness. Father, show me new ways to spend time with You absorbing Your light so that it may radiate to those who need a glimpse of promise. This world is a very dark place sometimes, God, and I pray that my light from You would give someone hope who is lost in darkness.

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1 comment:

  1. You just have such a gift, Amy! We were driving home from church last week and we caught a glimpse of the moon. I even said, "I love how you can tell that the moon is not a light, but is actually reflecting light." I loved that in my spirit, but never made the connection of how that related to life personally. Thank you for using your time & energies to share your gift with us!


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