The Moon

the sun and the moon
Photography: CarlosSilvestre62

“Like the moon, we borrow our light. Although we are bright when grace shines on us, we are darkness itself when the Sun of Righteousness withdraws Himself.” -Charles Spurgeon

We cannot rely on the grace of yesterday. We need grace every day and everywhere.

Not too long ago, a person asked me “what have I learned in the past year?” I had answered with something along the lines of being consistent and faithful in even the little things of life. But as I think about it more and more, I am realizing that I need God so desperately, so constantly that even in the minuscule moments of my life, I need His grace.

I need God so much to be faithful in even the little things.

I am like the moon. I can only reflect the glory of God, but I cannot emit His radiance on my own.

If I move away from His glorious grace, I will never shine. For “if the grace of God left the best Christian, there is enough sin in his heart to make him the worst of transgressors.” (Spurgeon) If for once I step away from the path of God’s grace, I become a hollowed husk, like the blackest of all sinners. When I remove myself from His grace, I am darkness’ embodiment.

Therefore, if there is one thing I’d resolve to do practically, it would be to constantly place myself in the path of His grace.

“Pray now; draw on the grace of God in the moment of need.” -Oswald Chambers


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