This blog is called Borrowed Light due mainly to Robert Murray McCheyne’s response to reading Jonathan Edwards:
"How feeble my spark of Christianity appears beside such a sun! But even his was a borrowed light, and the same source is still open to enlighten me."
The truth behind this quote struck me at the Pastor’s Conference. I look up to many of the men that spoke at this year’s Pastor’s Conference. I love the gospel centrality that consumes Matt Chandler. I love the joyous humility and love for Jesus that CJ Mahaney has. I love Dr. Moore’s wisdom and heart for gospel-driven adoption. I love Dr. Mohler’s wisdom and leadership. This is not to mention all of the amazing things about Danny Akin, Francis Chan, David Platt, Mark Dever, etc.
But I realized something as I sat listening to and admiring these men: what I love about them is Jesus in them. It would be ignorant and desperately falling short to admire and follow men in such a way that does not lead me to a deeper worship of Jesus. At the end of the day the only borrowed light that matters or lasts is that which comes from Jesus. May I love, admire, and respect my leaders, but do so in such a way that bends my heart to Jesus.