The other night I was driving home and I was on the outskirts of the city where there are no street lights. It was dark, the air was crisp and cool and I had my window down enjoying the last of the summer nights. The moon was full and it was bright and I was enjoying the wonder of God’s creation.
Moonlight is light that reaches the earth mostly made up of sunlight with some starlight and earthlight that is reflected off of the moon’s surface. At the most only 13% of sunlight that hits the moon is reflected off its surface. A full moon is 1,000,000 fainter than the sun. The moon produces no light of its own. All the moon does is reflect light from other sources.
We need more Christians who are like the moon and reflect the Son in this dark world. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12 Jesus told us that He is the light of the world, we need to reflect that light to those around us.
The best way to reflect the light of Christ is through sharing the Gospel. Every single Christian can share the gospel. You can leave tracts everywhere you go. You can witness to people you pass by. You can post the plan of salvation on your social media pages. There are so many ways to be a bright and shining light for Christ by witnessing, yet that is where we are the dimmest.
We can also reflect the light of Christ in our lifestyle. I am not promoting lifestyle evangelism, but I do believe that our lifestyle should back up our evangelism. In our daily walk, people should be able to see Christ through us. The way we treat others, the way we work, the way we carry ourselves, the way we dress; these all play a role in reflecting the light of Christ. If we participate in worldliness and the things of this world, our reflection of Christ will be very dull.
We can reflect the light of Christ in our talk. With as many words we speak a day and as many people as we talk to each day, we should reflect Christ through our speech. Something I have been working on recently is to cut out the slang words and euphemisms that I use. Some days I do good and other days I don’t. These types of words and phrases do not in any way reflect the light of Christ. When we use slang and euphemisms, we as Christians are putting our stamp of approval on the harsher meanings of these words. Words carry a lot of weight and meaning in our lives, so let’s use our words to magnify and glorify Christ in our daily lives.
Be a reflection of Jesus Christ. Let the world see Him through you!