I looked up in the middle of the day and was shocked to see the moon. I’ve seen it before of course, but this time I thought, “Silly moon, why are you out? You’re just wasting your light.” Then God stopped my dissing by asking if I thought I was wasting my time shining during the day as well…
Isn’t it a beautiful thing how constant the moon is, shining throughout every hour of the day? All my life I’ve heard, “shine bright like the sun”…but the sun goes away when darkness arrives (let’s not get scientific now).
So shouldn’t we be striving to be like the moon — constant, always there, always shining in both the light and the dark? We are always told to shine in the darkness—and yes, we should, for this is extremely important as children of God. But when it is light, is it necessary that we still shine?
I think learning how to constantly shine should be our ultimate goal—especially when we don’t feel seen. Because even when we don’t feel like anyone notices our attempts to shine, we aren’t wasting our time. Constantly shining with the knowledge of God’s glory is a beautiful thing that we should desire daily.
So let’s not diss the moon. Let’s be like the moon. Let’s wake up every day deciding to shine, even when we may feel unimportant or unneeded because the truth is this: Someone is watching. Someone needs to see your light even if everything already seems bright. You are needed. You are important. Let’s tell the world of God’s glory. Let’s show them Christ.
“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” – 2 Cor. 4:6
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