Saturday, November 7, 2009

Shine Like the Sun

Matthew 13:43  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

Have you ever thought about the differences between the sunlight and the moonlight?  The sun is a source of light, while the moon only reflects the sun's rays.

PhotobucketIn the verse above it says, the righteous will shine like the sun.  I've always thought we were reflectors of Jesus' light, but here I see it differently.  Jesus is supposed to be living so fully in us that he will shine out of us as the source of light.

Each morning, I drive my children to school.  On the way there, we crest a hilltop and drive down into a valley.  We all look with anticipation because most mornings there will be a cloud in the valley and it is breathtaking to see.  Sometimes, the cloud will be so big that the sun's rays are actually cutting through it and you can see 1,000 sun beams shining through the thick cloud.  What an amazing sight.  We usually take a moment to reflect on God's glory.

If we were merely reflecting God's light, we would not be strong enough to cut through the darkness.  But God in His amazing wisdom, knew that if we could be so full of His word that we were the source of light - then we could be effective at cutting through the darkness of sin and death.

19 comments:

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen and amen Sonya. I love this.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Sonya,
Thanks so much for this. I have a story about these same beams of light (NJ beams = VA beams, right?) in my book chapter about being the light of the world.

Can I share your insights along with it? (citing you, of course) So powerful!

Let's shine those little lights of ours today! :)
Susan

Yolanda said...

Sonya, what a beautiful visual as well as insight to what you and I are; source of light, His light. Thank you so much.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

nannykim said...

Good thoughts on the subject!

http://nannykim-nannykim.blogspot.com/

Warren Baldwin said...

I really like this verse, and you did a good job illustrating and applying it! Thanks. wb

Denise said...

Very, very lovely.

Charlotte said...

Wonderful insight, Sonya. Thanks for sharing it with us today.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Apron Senorita said...

Sonya, so nice to meet you through Spiritual Sundays. You have a lovely family and wonderful message. Thank you for blessing us with your words. ~ Yoli :)

Clif said...

Wonderful illustration and a great message. Thanks.

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your post very much. I had not thought of that before. Doylene

A Gracious Home said...

I enjoyed your thankful Thursday. I am new and I don't know how to make a button or a link. I will learn soon. Doylene

Ginger said...

What a beautiful drive, and how wonderful you reflect on the Lord each time you drive it. Thank-you for this post what a great analogy.
God Bless,
Ginger

SayRah said...

Amen & Hallelujah! Thanks for sharing! :)
((hugs & blessings))
Sarah @ ButterflyChic
www.sayrahterry.blogspot.com

Cheryl Barker said...

What a wonderful thought -- so full of Jesus that He can't help but shine through!

Edie said...

Absolutely beautiful analogy Sonya! I would love to see that cloud every morning too!

Steve said...

Hi Sonya,nice picture with your words,i can almost see it. Thanks for the visit and the encouragement. As you can tell, I'm no writer, but I love to talk about my Lord and Savior and of how He has done a work on me, and He is still working on me.
May God bless you on this page, and also Titus 2 in Action

Greg C said...

Great food for thought today Sonya. It will give me something to ponder and keep my mind occupied.

Terra said...

Your family looks so bright and happy and they surely keep you busy.
Yes, let's all shine brightly spreading God's light and love.

Renee said...

What a wonderful illustration of God's power within us! Enjoyed your post so much..and your blog.
God bless

Renee
www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com