Monday, March 10, 2014

Lenten Photo a Day Challenge - Day 6: Reflection

Lenten Photo a Day Challenge - Day 6:Reflection
As we grow in our faith we are often able to see God's workings around us more clearly than ever and as we grow, our very selves reflect more accurately the love that God has shown us.  Reflection is an interesting word with many nuances of meaning.  Sometimes a reflection can be a clearly mirrored image, but it's not always crystal clear.  Rippling water or any shiny surface may reflect the sun and landscape, but if the surface is moving or smudged or textured, the reflected image may be distorted.  A reflection may also refer to a careful consideration of some thought or idea.  Both of these meanings apply to our Christian lives.  During Lent we often make a determined effort to spend more time reflecting on scripture and our relationship with Christ.  That time is not wasted.  That time in scripture and at the feet of Jesus will result in our own improved reflections.  We cannot be unchanged by the Word.  Steeping ourselves in it can only make us a more accurate reflection of God's love for us.

For now I see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  1 Corinthians 13:12

As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.  Proverbs 27:19

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