Do you have a lunar perspective?

I was driving home this evening and I heard someone on the radio briefly say something about moon and it’s reflection of the sun’s rays. It got me thinking…so I wrote a little skit for next week’s chapel service at school.

Skit: 2 people (moon and sun)

Sun is holding a flashlight in the semi-darkness and shining it around whistling a happy tune.

Moon is standing next to him, contemplating and watching Sun.

Sun: (whistling, stops, but keeps flashing his light all over) Hey!

Moon: Hi

Sun: Who are you?

Moon: I’m the Moon

Sun: Cool- I’m the sun! (makes whooshing, zooming noise, shining His light)

Moon: (still semi-monotone watching the light show) Nice to meet you.

Sun: Why so gloomy moony?

Moon: Moony?

Sun: Yeah, I like nicknames, they’re fun, I like fun, happy things!

Moon: I don’t feel so happy right now.

Sun: Maybe I can help! Tell me about it. (focused now, beam stops and he listens intently)

Moon: I’ve been watching you and all of the other stars shine so brightly for years and years and I just sit here like a rock.

Sun: Well, you ARE  a rock.

Moon: Come on! I know. That’s the problem. Rocks DON’T SHINE.

Sun: There’s gotta be something you can do.

Moon: Like what?

Sun: My mom always said to look on the bright side of life. (pulls out a box of Life)

Moon: (tries to find the bright side) I don’t think this is going to work.

Sun: Ok…well, maybe you’ve got some light inside and you just have to squeeze it out!

Moon: I can try…(looks constipated)

Sun: Maybe we should try something else…I don’t want you to hurt yourself.

Moon: Alright, anymore bright ideas?

Sun: hehehe..bright…like me, you want, but me…haha…

Moon: (rolls his eyes and crosses His arms)

Sun: Hang on…I have an idea!

Moon: Yeah? Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Sun: (redirects beam and Moon pulls out a mirror- light shines out at audience)

Moon: Thanks Sun- I couldn’t have done it without you!

Sun: You’re welcome, you can reflect my light anytime!

I know it’s a little cheesy, but come on, it’s for the kids. 🙂

It brings up some much deeper issues for me personally though. I really am just a rock, a beautiful rock in Jesus’ eyes, but nothing without Him. I desperately need His light to shine. I cannot do anything without Him. Each morning I wake up, I wake up because of Him, FOR Him. Scripture says that “all things were created by God and FOR God.” We were CREATED to SHINE His Light. So, I can rejoice that I’m a rock. It’s not of me, it’s all of Him!

yet it’s so much more than a reflection.

2 Corinthians 4:6 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.”

He made His light shine IN our hearts. He placed it IN us. It is not something we need to catch with a mirror or a ray we need to have a good angle on. We just live it and shine it. The first question out of our mouths should be, “How can I serve you today Lord? Please place opportunities in my path and give me the heart to shine all over them through YOU.”

You’re more than a rock. You are a glittering, shimmering, vibrant, welcoming, warm light in the darkness, which is guiding the way home. Others will see it and it will be evident who lives inside you.

The Light of the World. Jesus Christ.

 

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