Sunday, August 23, 2009

Like a Lake

The other morning I was making an early run to the airport. The sky was light, but it was still pretty dark on the highway. It didn't help that the trees were close to the road and the pavement was new.

After awhile the road seemed to broaden as we crossed a lake. Not only did the trees fall away, but suddenly it was lighter even though the sky was the same. What was the difference? The lake. Instead of absorbing and blocking the light from the sky, it reflected it.

This is something I've been doing a lot of thinking about lately. Reflecting, and more specifically, reflecting God.

The trees simply absorbed the light, preventing it from going any further than themselves. The lake reflected the light making it even lighter. It made me realize we do the sames things. We can be either a tree or a lake. If we're a tree, we just soak up the Light, basking in it. If we're a lake, we reflect the light even as we bask in it.

People can be in a group of Christians and still feel as though they're in the dark because the believers aren't reflecting any of God's Light, they're keeping it to themselves. It makes it so that when they run across Christians reflecting God, they really notice it.

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
~Proverbs 4:18

I want to be like that lake on a dark morning, shining brighter and brighter. I want to reflect God's Light so that those around me can see God better.

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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful reflections, Patty (pun completely intended)...have a wonderful Sunday!

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  2. Ohh- what a super analogy, Peejers. Gonna remember this one.

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  3. Thank you for the beautiful message! You really broke it down, right down to the feet of Christ!

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  4. I'm with you, Peej! I want to be a light, too. Thanks for helping me focus on that today.

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  5. Fantastic post and illustration, Patty! Thanks for sharing!

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