Leaning against his favorite tree, Abraham swept the hair back from his son’s eyes. He pointed to the inky sky. “See those stars, Isaac?”

“Mama says other nations worship them.”

“Yes. Some even think they predict the future.”

The lights twinkled in Isaac’s deep brown irises. “But, we don’t believe that.”

Abraham smiled. “We worship the One Who created those stars, sun and moon, and Who whispered the light into them. Only He knows the future.”

Millennia of astral deaths and discoveries after Abraham explained Creation to his son, the world continues to misconstrue its sources of light and truth. Countless souls attempt to divine their futures from the stars. Others believe the sun’s warmth encouraged the genesis of life on our planet. Those who seek energy and truth from created things remain unfulfilled, desperately lost whether they know it or not.

God created light to draw us toward understanding Him. Physical light symbolizes the illumination and vitalizing power of His Spirit. He set the sun, moon, and stars to orchestrate our lives around His warmth and wisdom. He never intended physical light to receive worship, but to point us instead to the true center of life.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’” (John 8:12).

Jesus defined Himself as the source of eternal light, life, and truth, distinguishable from created things. Just as God set the heavenly bodies in the skies to remind us of Him, He also encourages us to reflect His character. 

“You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14).

We serve as His image bearers, reflecting the light of Christ to the dark, lost world around us. Though some will fail to understand its message, He urges us to shine with all the brilliance of His love, truth, and grace. In the spiritual universe, He has set us as the stars, moon, and sun. Where we fail to convey His light, a perilous chill befalls the earth. 

How you reflect His light could shimmer in the eyes of children not yet born. Consider how and where the Creator purposed you to shine.