John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In his was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
John 9:4-5 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Matthew 4:14-16 “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Off of Interstate 15, near the border of California and Nevada, sits a huge solar power facility that starkly contrasts with the rugged desert floor. Over 170,000 mirrors reflect the desert sunlight onto 3 large towers that transform concentrated light and heat energy into electrical power.
A quick glance at the tops of the towers is blinding, causing the same temporary loss of vision that comes with an errant quick glimpse of the sun. Interestingly, though, there is an important fundamental difference. The sun is the source of the light, while the towers are simply a concentrated set of intentionally pure and carefully aimed reflections of that light. One is the source while the other is a byproduct of the source. Nevertheless, even the byproduct can be powerful when its reflection is pure and its aim is right!
Jesus is the source of light in this world. He has given us the charge and the power to reflect His light, to be the byproducts of the source. Nevertheless, even the byproduct can be powerful when its reflection is pure and its aim is right!
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO PROPERLY REFLECT THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO OUR DARK AND DISMAL WORLD. May our lives be like a solar concentrator for Christ.