Zion United Church of Christ
|Posted on September 23, 2020 at 11:40 AM|
Me-Centric or Light Reflectors
It is a me-centric world today. Marriages are ruined because one or both partners are focused on their own happiness. Successful men and women are ruined by their own success believing they don't need anyone else's input. Churches lose sight of God's way and follow the outward and inward opinion. And for some, life's troubles are magnified because they believe life is all about them. The Bible is full of me-centric thinkers; so our generation is not alone. If only we could learn to live a God-centric lifestyle, it would free us to live life to the fullest.
When you think of it God raised his Son (Christ) from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe. Everything from the galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. Forever! He is in charge of it all, has the final word. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. Ephesians 1:20-22
When God looks at the center of the universe, he doesn't look at you or I. Our comfort is not God's priority. If it were, how do we explain death, disease, slumping economies etc.? God does not exist to make a big deal out of us. We exist to make a big deal out of him. It is not about us, it is about HIM.
Just like the moon generates no light, apart from the sun, the moon is nothing more than a pitch black rock. But properly positioned the moons beams, the moon reflects the greater light. You never hear the moon complain. The moon is at peace in her place. So can we be at peace with our place.
Jesus is the light of the world. We are his light reflectors, if we do our job right. Spreading kindness, love, respect, support and happiness to everyone we meet. The world sure needs some light reflectors from Jesus. Our government sure needs some reflecting. The reflecting that should be the easiest can end up being the hardest right here in our own church, and even in our own families.
So I have a question for you. Are you a me-centric or are you at peace in your place reflecting Gods light to the world?
Yours in Christ,