Pastor Jim Stultz
Updated: Sep 27, 2020
Have you ever heard of the term "supermoon"? A supermoon can refer to either a new or a full moon that happens at or near the closest point to earth along its orbit around our planet. A supermoon appears larger than a regular full moon. This supermoon of course does not have any light in itself but only reflects the light of the sun.
Jesus told His followers in Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” We are called the light of the world. However, just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, yet has no light of its own, so we will shine with God’s radiance when we live in proximity to His Son? How can we do that? How can we shine brightly in a dark world? We can shine by holding forth the Word of Life, the gospel of Jesus Christ. The darker and the more hopeless our world becomes the brighter the good news of salvation becomes. We need to share that gospel with those around us. Another way we can shine brightly is by following the example of our Savior. He told us to follow in His footsteps and reflect Him in our words and actions. ‘We dare not allow the clouds of sin to hide His light. When people see us do they see Jesus shining from our lifestyle? Another way we can shine like a supermoon is by doing good to everyone we come into contact with. Jesus told us that when others see your good works they will glorify your Father (Matt. 5:16).
The world loves to observe the phenomenon of supermoons in the sky. I wonder if you and I as followers of Christ are reflecting the light of the Son of God in our lives. Could we be called one of the Lord’s supermoons?