Becoming a Supermoon

So, how ’bout that supermoon.

In case you weren’t aware, today marks the one month anniversary of our last supermoon (exciting, I know). A supermoon is a rare occurrence when the moon is full and really close to the earth (how rare could it really be—we’ve had like five in the past year!). This causes the moon to be bigger and brighter. Pretty cool, right? Or are you still thinking, “this is so nerdy, why should I care?”

If the mere sight of a big, bright, yellow moon doesn’t already impress you, here’s why you should care: the supermoon provides a great metaphor for Christians. In a way, we should all be striving to be “supermoons.” Not in the sense that our faces glow an odd yellow color and we’re big and round, but in the way we reflect God’s love. Just as the supermoon reflects the brilliant light of the sun for all to see, we should reflect the love of God on earth for all to see. In every good deed we do, in every relationship we have, it should be God’s Glory that shines above all else.

Notice that to be considered a supermoon, the moon must be full. In the same way, we can’t reflect God’s love only half the time or only to the people we choose to love. Instead, we must constantly reflect God’s light. Only then will we draw people in to the fullness of God.

Because we know that God loves us, we are called to share His love on earth. We shouldn’t show kindness to simply impress others, or even to impress God. However, we should share the love of God so that His name is glorified.

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Ephesians 5:1-2