Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reflecting the Light

Sky, Moon, Skyscape, Sunshine, Sun
photo by pixaby

And now I am no more ithe world, but these are ithe world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. John 17:11

The moon was setting and the sun was already shining brightly as I left for work Tuesday morning. Both heavenly bodies in the sky at the same time seemed a little odd, but not unusual. We just associate the moon with the night and the sun with the day. Here the leaving of the night and the beginning of the day were overlapping. It occurred to me that this was a perfect picture of what happens in the spiritual realm. It is the same light from the sun that reflects off the moon. It is one light. 

Have you ever heard people say you are a reflection of your family? They mean, people judge the type of family we come from by the way we act. No one wants others to think ill of their family. The moon is a reflection of the light of the sun, just as we are to be the reflection of the Father. Jesus, the Light should shine in a dark world because we reflect him. Jesus said He and the Father were one. We sometimes let the dark clouds of self get in the way of our reflecting Christ. Let's try making ourselves more aware of our reflections this week. Our most important reflection being the mirror image of Jesus. 

Reflect The Light.
Hey Kids:

Have you ever tried to send messages with a mirror? 
I remember trying to learn the dots and dashes of Morris Code so my brothers and I could send secret messages to each other. We borrowed mom's small make-up mirrors to take out into the bright sunlight. My brother stood on one side of the yard. I stood on the other, both of us with mirror and Morris Code in hand reflecting sunlight into "messages". It became a game of who could send an accurate message, and who could decipher an accurate message. 
We don't want our message of Jesus to be a secret code, but playing this game with the neighborhood kids may be a way to share the gospel. Our lives can reflect Jesus in the love we show to others. 

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