The Norwegian town of Rjukan has been dealing with a problem for a very long time. The town is located in a valley and rarely receives direct sunlight. To solve this problem, three huge mirrors are being built on one of the surrounding mountains. Using an electronic system, these mirrors will follow the sun and reflect sunlight into the town. The town will finally be able to enjoy the sunlight they have desired for a very long time.
Many people are trying to navigate their way through life’s deep valleys. Some people are so entrenched in darkness that they cannot see God anywhere in this world. This is where Christians come in. Jesus is the light (John 8:12), but we are His mirrors. Where God’s light cannot reach, it is our responsibility to shine. Some will come to the light we shine, but others will hate the light (John 3:19-21). No matter what the reaction may be, we are to be Christian mirrors that display God’s magnificent luminescence to others.
Let’s close with Jesus’ familiar reminder from Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”