Song Of Solomon 6:10 A Shining Light

Bright stars over trees

Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession? Song of Solomon 6:10 

Some people stand out as different, often better than others in some way. When they stand out in some way it is usually because they are better in some field than most people.

Actors are often listed as stars when their acting abilities stand out above everyone else. They are given lead roles because of their great abilities. They are shining in a way that most people do not shine.

The friends in Solomon’s story are wondering who it is that is shining so brightly. This person is appearing as bright as the sun.

When Jesus came into this world, He was called the light of the world. He would shine for a light that was brighter than anything that has ever shown before. His light would shine the truth.

In this sinfully dark world, His light would shine very bright. It would expose sin and reveal God’s great love. Any one who saw it would know that it was different.

Those who are blind are in complete darkness and light has no meaning. They cannot see the sun and its magnificent light because of their blindness. Those who cannot see the truth of Jesus as those who are spiritually blind. They will be blinded by the brightness of His light and refuse to see what is before them.

Anyone who sees the light of Jesus are changed into a new person. They, then, become a shining light also in this dark world. They are shining the light of Jesus and His truth in this dark world.

Believers in Jesus are to be a shining light as to who Jesus is and what He has done.

You, as a believer in Jesus, have seen His light at some point in your life. You are aware of His truth, truth of his love, His grace, His mercy, His forgiveness and His gift of eternal life.

Knowing these things, be a light in this world. Point everyone to Jesus the true shining light in this dark world. Let them know about the life He is giving away freely.

As you shine His light in and through your life, people will ask about that light. They will want to know who it is that is so bright and why He is so bright.

Is His light shining in your life today?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the light Jesus shines in your life; that you will shine forth His light to others; and that people will see the light of Jesus in you. 

 

Isaiah 60:1-2 Shine Bright In The Light

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Isaiah 60:1-2

Israel had walked away from God, so they were cast into captivity. However, after a set time, God brought them back out of captivity. In this passage God is pointing out to them that their light has come. God had begun to show favor to them. The rest of the world was still in the dark, but Israel could see the light.

Along with being brought back out of captivity, this passage is also looking forward to the time of Jesus. When Jesus came into the world, He was called the light of the world and He called Himself the light.

Although nearly two thousand years have passed since Jesus walked on this earth, things have not really changed at all. The world is still living, as a whole, in darkness. People live as though there is no God, and as there is no hope. All over the world people are committing suicide all the time, because they have lost all hope. They feel as though there is nothing to live for.

If you are believing in and following Jesus, you have a hope that the world does not have. Though they do not have that hope, they can see it in you. You are a shining light in this world.

You shine because you are different. You have a love and a joy that is different. Being different is what makes a person stand out. It is what the world wants, but does not have or know how to get it. The world seeks those things in temporary, worthless things, rather than in Jesus.

As this world lives in darkness and despair, you live in the light and glory of God. God’s favor is on you, even while going through extremely difficult situations in life. As you go through those situations with a hope, the world will see it and desire it.

Are you willing to let the world know what this hope it?

Are you willing to let the light of God shine through you to everyone around you?

I pray today that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will know God’s glory in your life; that you will shine with the light of Jesus in this world; and that you will be a witness to everyone of who Jesus is.