Sitting outside, looking at the moon. I heard someone say once that the entire solar system is a picture of our relationship with Christ.
Everything revolves around the sun, and it gives sunlight and the ability for life to the earth. The earth revolves around and benefits from the sun. Our sun represents Christ. And our earth represents the world, the world that doesn’t know Him or His saving Grace.
But then, there’s the moon. It gives strikingly beautiful light in the darkness, and it pulls the tides of change. It reflects the sun’s light to a dark world. We are the moon. We are here to reflect Christ’s light in the darkness. To influence the world for the better, to deliver life in influencing the tide. The world wouldn’t be the same without the moon. The entire marine ecosystem in every ocean would be wrecked.
The moon isn’t perfect, it isn’t always whole or always visible. It waxes and wanes day to day. But it always returns. It’s a part of this world, but it’s not in it. It gives us a vision of what pure, washed-with-the-blood-of-Christ life looks like. And it gives hope to those sitting in a dark place with no other place to look but up.
Daly Kay Reback