Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Lesser Light

​ Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. . .

The sun rules and indeed defines the boundary between day and night. The Son is the source of all good and true spiritual light. . .but we as the lesser lights, which reside in the land of darkness, have no light of our own making . . We shine solely with reflected light of the Son.

No metaphor is perfect and indeed this one breaks down in that the moon eternally reflects the light of the sun, without ever being changed by it and we must be changed or we are not truly followers of Christ. . .

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

We do not . . . We must not merely reflect the light of the Lord, but with open face. . .standing unveiled. . .to our deepest depths revealed, are changed from merely reflecting the light, into looking glasses. . .by the Spirit of God, we are changed into mirrors, that those in the darkness might not see a mere glow of light from us, but that they might clearly see an image of God by our reflection of Him. . .

Help me Lord. . .
Prefect my reflection. . .

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