Sometimes, people, including myself, imagine what the earth would be like without the moon. This time though, I wondered I wondered what would the moon be like without the sun? It was the photo above, that provoked me to ask myself that question. After taking that photo and while editing it, I thought maybe it would be just a gray rock floating in space with no earthly night to glow in.
In the first chapter of Genesis God said He created man in His own image. The moon, in some ways, is in the image of the sun. They both are wonderful spherical shapes. The differences are great though, such as their sizes, the sun is massively larger than the moon. Also, the moon relies on the sun’s gravity for its orbit and for light. In contrast, the sun relies on the moon for nothing. The sun produces light, the moon merely reflects the Sun’s light.
In I John 4:8 it says that God is Love. The Sun is light and the moon is a reflection of its light. I relate their relationship to how we are meant to be reflections of God’s love. For example, the moon cannot shine without the Sun just as we cannot love without God.
Tthe closer the moon is to the sun the brighter it shines. How close are you to God? How much of His love is shining through you into the lives of others? Are you in the light or in darkness? Are you living in love or in fear?