Let’s drink in the gift of God through Jesus Christ, His Son. This is LIFE. It is a gift. In this world there is an attack on life. It is a true miracle any of us are alive at all. As we live, may you and I be thankful for the very air we get to breathe and remember God’s keeping power over us. May we receive the gift of eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross. It is where we, being in Christ, have died so that we may be made ALIVE in Him all our days.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
The moon was mostly covered tonight. A sliver of light was shining brightly. The rest was barely visible. It’s form hidden under a shadow. A gray disk embellished by a slice of light.
The moon is FASCINATING. It stirs wonder up inside of me. Shining forth is light in it’s various stages. From jaw-dropping brightness to extravagantly orange. From cheshire smile to just barely there. The moon goes through phases. It is constantly in process. It is either waxing or waning. Giving light or concealing light. But the very light it beacons out is not it’s own.
It belongs to another.
The moon can be seen, but it cannot sustain. The moon can light the way, but it relies on the source. Through it’s many phases, it is not the moons job to illuminate, but to reflect. It’s shine is not it’s own. It’s form can only be recognized by the light that shines upon it.
It would appear that apart from the sun, the moon cannot do anything.
The Word of God tells us that “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
We cannot shine without our source. Dare we take credit for the work of Another? If anyone boast, may it be of the LORD. Galatians 6:14
May the LIGHT that shines in our hearts be recognizable to you and to me. May we remember to give all the credit where it is due. Jesus is the LIGHT of my heart and yours. Through Him may you and I reflect His light to illuminate the darkness.
“LORD let me shine. Shine like the moon. A reflection of YOU, in all that I do.” SHINE by Salvador