Reflecting the Light

Looking out of the window at the bay has been my favorite view early mornings in Florida. I love watching the morning activity of birds and fish as they do what they do.

On one particular morning, I saw two white objects on the water near the large yacht by the dock. Thinking the objects were large white birds on the water, I grabbed my binoculars to get a better view.

What I saw surprised me. Instead of birds, it was a bright light on the surface of the water. Was there a submarine under the water or perhaps a scuba diver’s light shining from underneath the surface of the water? I didn’t know.

I began to look a little closer and examine what was happening. I adjusted my binoculars for a much clearer focus.   The sun was shining brightly on this particular morning and I noticed the sun was hitting the metal trim on the roof of the large yacht and a dock post with a metal top that prevents the birds from perching on the post. This cast the light to the top of the water.

This brought to my mind Jesus. The more we draw closer to Him and focus on His Word the more clearly we see Him. As we study His Word, pray, and worship Him, we grow in His light and begin to reflect the image of Jesus. We are being transformed to the image of Jesus and our hearts reflect His love.

Colossians 3: 9-10you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

1 Corinthians 15: 49  And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man.

The more we grow in faith, the more we reflect the image of God and others see Jesus in us. In Exodus, Moses’ face was radiant and those who looked upon his face saw and knew he had been in the presence of God.

Exodus 34: 29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.

While our face may not need to be veiled as Moses face was veiled when we have been in God’s presence we will be changed.

2 Corinthians 3: 18  And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

Are you being changed into the image of Jesus?

 

Heavenly Father, Give me clear vision to see You. Transform me daily into a reflection of Jesus my Savior so that others see Jesus in me. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Sandra Hardage