PUBLISHED: April 16, 2019 • 2 minute read
This world is dark and scary. There are many evils that lurk around every corner. In such great darkness and opposition, it would seem wise to hide in the shadows out of harm's way. But this is not the way that we are called to handle the darkness.
As believers, we are the lights in this dark world. We are the people that reflect the light and glory of God. We are not meant to hide in the shadows.
We are created to radiate.
The darkness of our world provides stark contrast so that God’s light within us is unmistakable to others. We are like stars, which are most clearly seen at night.
So, what is the secret to steadfastly radiating the glory of God to this dark and sinful world? The answer is simple: knowing God.
Moses would go up on Mount Saini to receive the commands of the Lord and spend time in His presence. When he would come down from the mountain, his face was so bright that he had to put a veil over it so that the light would not overwhelm the people that looked at him. (Exodus 34:28-29)
The secret to Moses’ radiance was spending time in the presence of God.
We are now under the new covenant, which is more glorious than the first. Therefore, we all, with unveiled faces reflect the Lord’s glory, and are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Our radiance is a result of cultivating our relationship with God, and from this relationship, we reflect His light to the world.
Matthew 5:14-16, Psalm 89:15, Daniel 12:3, 2 Corinthians 3:7-18