The Norwegian town of Rjukan has been dealing with a problem for a very long time — darkness. The town is located in a deep valley and rarely receives direct sunlight. The solution to this problem is a system of huge mirrors. Three big mirrors have been built surrounding this mountain town. Using an electronic system, the mirrors will follow the sun and maintain the right angle to reflect sunlight into the town.
This town isn’t so different from everyday life. So many are trying to navigate their way through life’s dark valleys, looking for purpose and meaning. With so much information, so much noise, so many differing opinions, it just leads people into deeper darkness and confusion. Where is the light to guild people out? This is where Christians come in. Jesus is the light (John 8:12), but we are His mirrors (Matthew 5:14-16).
It’s hard to know what people’s reactions will be. It’s often scary to even try. Some will come to the light and be rescued from their domain of darkness (Colossians 1:13-14). Others will just hate the light we shine (John 3:19-21). No matter what the reaction may be, we are still to be the Christian mirrors who display God’s magnificent luminescence to others.
So just keep shining. Be the light. Let people see what’s different in you. Then let’s show them how wonderful and meaningful it is to live for God.