Driving home from Freehold tonight, I was awestruck by the sight of a moon that was the kind that inspires volumes of poetry to be written. The size and slight orange tint (showing the reflection of the sun) reminded me of Psalm 8:3 “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which You have set in place.” The sun was set in place so perfectly to give warmth and light to the Earth, if the sun was any closer we would burn, any farther, we would freeze. The moon reflecting the sun and giving just enough light to see in the darkness, these things could never have been by chance! This reflection should also be in the life of each and every believer in Christ, mirroring the brightness of our Lord in a dark world. John’s Gospel in the first chapter verses 4-5 proclaims, “In Him was life and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” In the same book, chapter 8 verse 12, Jesus spoke the words “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” This light of life, this light that shone in the darkness, this true light that gives life to man (John 1:9) had come into the world! In the section of Scripture known as The Sermon on the Mount, recorded in Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus spoke these words: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden, Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on it’s stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” Is your light shining today. Or for some inexplicable reason is it under a bowl? The light that set the stars and the moon in the sky passed the torch on to His Church. Let’s hold it high!
Rev Larry Sassmann Assistant Pastor