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Reflecting the Son

June 20, 2011

{Kathy is an incredible writer and teacher … but she is also a precious friend.  I’m so thankful for the wisdom and grace she has poured into my life since we first connected about a year ago. Time and again she has gifted me with her listening ear and gracious counsel.  Her blog is filled with insight gleaned from life experiences and grounded in God’s Word.  I love her passion for the Bible.  This post is one of my favorites – transparent, real, and rich with meaning.  ~ Teri Lynne}

God regularly overwhelms me with Himself. Today, it happened while I was driving and listening to the radio. “I’m giving my life to the only One who makes the moon reflect the sun.” These *lyrics, from “Starry Night” by Chris August, hit me square between the eyes.

Earth’s moon is situated just in the right spot to faithfully reflect the sun’s light to the dark side of the earth as it turns in space. Could that be by chance? No, it is one of many examples of the fine-tuning of our universe. The fact that we have light at night shouts the existence of a Creator. How can anyone miss that?!

As I continued to hum August’s song and hear the lyrics in my head, God hit me with another truth. (This was a double-whammy day.) Earth’s moon illustrates a beautiful spiritual truth. The moon emits no light of its own. It only reflects light from the sun. So, the light we earthlings see at night is really sunlight, not moonlight. As a Christ-follower, I should be like the moon. I should never shine a light of my own, but only and always reflect the light of the Son.

God saved me for this purpose. As the Holy Spirit continues to transform me into the likeness of Christ, my life will reflect His glory more and more to a watching world.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18.

If you will forgive me for being corny – Christ should be waxing in my life and I should be waning. More of Christ and less of me. Until all the world sees from my life is the light of Christ.

*Read all the lyrics to “Starry Night”.


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  1. June 22, 2011 1:46 am

    This is great: “The moon emits no light of its own. It only reflects light from the sun. So, the light we earthlings see at night is really sunlight, not moonlight. As a Christ-follower, I should be like the moon. I should never shine a light of my own, but only and always reflect the light of the Son.” It reminds me of Philippians 2:14-16, too.

    Thanks for sharing this post!

  2. June 28, 2011 10:38 am

    What a great post to read just as I’m coming back from my little get away. I love the song “Starry Night” and to see how God has used Chris to write the song and you to explain the song so well. Thank you for your insight into God’s word and to sharing the light to those around you.

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