Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reflect the Son

It was cloudy on my early morning walk, and the sun was just coming up in the east.  Looking across some fields to the west, something caught my eye.  It was about 2,960 feet away (I’m a bit geeky sometimes, so I measured the distance using google earth.)  It stood out as a bright orange spot.  It was difficult to capture the effect with my camera, but I tried.

The bright orange spot turned out to be a road sign.  It stood out because it was especially designed to reflect light.  That got me thinking.

Christians are also especially designed to reflect light.  We are designed to reflect God’s light.  We are made to be like Him.  We are supposed to point people to Christ.  When others see us helping our neighbors, it is a reflection of Christ.  When you have a deep joy in the midst of your trials, you are like a bright sign on a dim, cloudy morning.  When people see you responding to others with grace, you are reflecting God’s love. See Matthew 5:16 and Philippians 2:15.

When I got close to the sign, I could see what it said:  “ROAD WORK AHEAD”.  This reminded me of yet another truth.  None of us reflect Christ as fully, as brightly, or as clearly as we would like.  Don’t be discouraged.  In my life and in your life there is “road work ahead”.  God is still working on us (Philippians 1:6).  As you follow Christ you will become more and more like Him and you will glow more and more brightly for Him.

So keep growing and glowing!

note:  If you liked this blog post, you will probably also like this one.

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others . . .

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