Driving home the moon hovered over the path ahead, seemingly lighting my way down the dark road ahead. Looming close to the horizon, it had a powerful way of distracting my eyes from looking ahead into the artificial light of my headlights and instead pulling my gaze towards it’s own overwhelming beauty – echoing the creativity and glory of the One who placed it there. It had this ability to soak my attention, to draw, to attract, to distract.
It reminded me of Jesus’ own words as He poured into the disciples on the mountain,
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5.
Jesus was calling the disciples, us included, to distract the world. To loom close, to soak up their attention from the artificial, finite ways, that even I, often am distracted by. Jesus calls us to radiate His heart, joy, love and light so bright that we are distracting to the world, that by His light we take eyes off of the finite and point them towards the infinite love of our God.
What a beautiful glimpse and reminder of our calling to reflect the love and beauty of the King.