The LORD is my light . . .
Many times, we try to be what only Jesus is. Instead of simply receiving from Him with childlike faith, we attempt to produce our own light. Our frustration increases because we’ve not been saved to do so. We’re like the moon that has no light of its own, but receives it from the sun and reflects it accordingly.
Is that too humbling for us? Adam and Eve’s motivation to sin was to become like God, wanting to be more than what they were—mere, dependent creatures. They sought independence from their Life-Giver, which turned out into a catastrophic deception.
Ours is always the receiving and reflecting, while it is Jesus who shines forth His light in and through our lives. Could it be that our lives are often light-less because we’re trying to be what only He is? Rather, we should remove any obstacle that stands in the way of receiving His light.
When the earth is between the sun and moon, we have a lunar eclipse—the moon is without the light of the sun. Even so, the “earth” can stand between Jesus and us. Consequently, not much light, if any, is received and reflected.
Let us remove everything that stands between Him and us, so that we’ll experience His radiant light. Not only will we be greatly blessed by it, but also those around us. Ultimately, we’ve been saved to behold His shining face and reflect it accordingly.
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