Genesis 1:16 – And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Malachi 4:2 – But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
I was laying in bed the other night and noticed moon light streaming into the dark room. The moon reflects light from the sun. It has no light of its own and during the day is barely visible. However, at night the moon is the “lesser light” that rules the night. When a full moon is out, it is difficult to see stars, especially the faint ones. For an astronomer, a full moon is the worst time to go star-gazing and kind of ruins his star parties. If you look at the surface of the moon, it is not very pretty. It is very rough, has no vegetation, does not have water or an atmosphere, and compared to earth would be a pretty bad place to live. I am not sure I would want to sign up to live in some lunar colony.
As Christians, we are a type of the moon. We have no light of ourselves. We only reflect the light that is in us produced by the Holy Ghost. We reflect the Sun of righteousness, Jesus Christ, mentioned in Malachi. We are a lesser light than Christ but in a dark and corrupt world, we are the brightest thing in the night. We overpower the darkness of this world when we are full of the Holy Ghost, much like a full moon. When we are a new moon and empty we are barely visible and no longer rule the night. The world does not like us when we are full of light because we ruin their star parties. Men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. We look pretty rough in this flesh like the surface of the moon but one day we will have a glorified body like unto his glorious body.
How about you? Do you reflect the light of the Sun of righteousness? Are you a full moon Christian, full of the Holy Ghost and provide light to this dark and corrupt world? Or are you a new moon Christian that is camouflaged in the night and you would not know you are there?