Have you ever thought about how shadows are produced? When an object comes into contact with the rays of the sun, it interrupts the light, producing a shadow. Therefore, a shadow is the absence of light.
Paul speaks of this in his letter to the Ephesians, “for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” (Eph. 5: 8-10)
When you engage in actions or conversations that are worldly or sinful, you interrupt the light from the Son of God and produce shadows that look like the fallen world. When people look at you, do they see the light of Jesus’s love, compassion and gentleness, or do they see the shadows of hate, jealousy and bitterness?
Today, let’s remember that we are called to be the “children of light”. Our purpose is to project the light of our Savior so that when people look at us, what they see is NOT a shadow of our fallen, former self, but instead a beacon of Jesus’s love!