The recent total eclipse of the sun reminded me of the primary purpose of the moon. Rather than block out the sun, the moon was created to reflect the sun’s light so that mankind could have at least some way to see at night.
In the same way, we are not to block out the light of the Son, Jesus Christ. We Christians are given the task of reflecting his light in this dark world. As we shine, we light the way for others so that they can make their way out of darkness to live in his glorious light!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”—Matthew 5:14-16.