Friday, June 14, 2013

The Miracle of Light

God made two great lights--the greater light to govern the day
and the lesser light to govern the night. Genesis 1:16

We know the moon only reflects the sun's light. It seems to shine brightly, but that's an illusion.

What does the moon really look like? The image through a telescope during a new
moon, when the sun's rays are blocked, is not a pretty picture. It's rough and pitted. Cold and harsh.

Isn't it amazing that God chose to use the sun's rays to cloak an ugly moon in beauty?

The wonder of this miracle becomes even more amazing if we catch an glimpse of our true selves when we're not cloaked in God's light - the light of Jesus.
We're soaked in sin, through and through. We're surrounded by darkness. Isaiah says we're uglier than filthy rags. We're smellier than our pet's poop. That may make us smile, but God is repulsed.

What an astounding transformation! From repulsed to loved. God chooses to fill us with the light of His Holy Spirit and to cloak us in the brilliance of His Son. Our filthy rags are cleansed and we shine with the beauty of God's grace.

Let your mind fill with the wonder of it. Let your heart swell with the joy of it. How can we not shout and sing God's praise! Praise Him for the miracle that He chose you to bathe in His glory.

You are chosen. God's beautiful light awaits you. If you're still standing in darkness, reach out to Him and ask for the Light of His Son.

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