“It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.” (Ps. 89:37)
Genesis 1:16 tells us that “God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night…” The greater light is the sun and the lesser light is the moon. The sun represents Jesus, who is called “the Sun of righteousness” (Mal. 4:2) and “the light of the world” (John 8:12). But the moon represents believers who are to reflect our Lord’s glory while He is away and “shine as lights in the world” (Phil. 2:15).
The moon itself is a dead planet. In other words, it only has light and heat that it receives from the sun. Likewise, Christians only have light and the joy of the Lord as we reflect Jesus Christ.
It is interesting to note that the only time that the moon does not shine is when there is an eclipse. An eclipse takes place when the earth comes between the sun and the moon. Likewise, we as Christians will no longer be able to “shine as lights in the world” when we allow the world to come between us and Jesus!
Are you walking in the light? Is your life singing for Jesus to those around you? Or have you allowed an eclipse in your life?