Shine On

Bible Reading: John 1:1-9
Author: Lu Fullilove (Texas, US)
Friday 27 November 2020 © The Upper Room.

Recently, the moon was closer to the Earth than it would be at any other time during the year. Because of its nearness, the moon appeared larger and brighter than usual. The brilliant light shone by the ‘super-moon’ cast shadows in my garden just as the sun does during the day. The moon seemed to produce its own glow; however, its luminescence was but a reflection of the sun’s intense radiance.

I want to be like that super-moon at all times, brilliantly reflecting a power greater than my own. I ask myself: ‘Do I regularly display kindness, forgiveness and love? Am I a good example for others to follow? Or do I shine brightly only on rare occasions? Do I perform good deeds so that others will praise me or because I know that doing so is God’s will for me?’ When I consciously draw nearer to God my thoughts, words and actions can more intensely reflect his love to others.

Prayer: God of the universe, thank you for the wonders of creation that display your almighty power and glory. Help us to be true reflections of you to others. Amen

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I am deaf with C.I. - basic BSL, want to learn more. Go to Bridgwater and Weston Super Mare signing church. Have met Gill several times. I think this is a wonderful!! My kind friend Astrid sent me this from Bristol - she has cycled round the world in 2 years - a magical feat! I found life difficult when becoming deaf and decided to make it more `visible` by making BSL jewellery. I have sold some and donate to BSL bible translation, so it is lovely to have this and I will tell my friends about it. JN