Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 25, 2019

Reflectors of Him

“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true.” Ephesians 5:8-9 (ESV)

Even from a distance, the glare of the sun was bouncing off the car across the street and hitting my computer screen. At first, I wasn’t sure where the glare was coming from. It was so bright; I couldn’t see anything else on the screen. My eyes attempted to refocus but all I could see was reflections of the light.

Don’t know about you, but I love bright sunshine. Only exception is when those rays are hitting me in the eye and my sunglasses are no where to be found. Squinting does not serve my face well. Interesting how a ray of light could reach so far.

Wonder if the light of Jesus in us far extends our reach? As imitators of Christ (Ephesians 5:1), we should be reflectors of His deep love to all we meet. Our obedience to His word should illuminate the path for others to follow. An abiding closeness to our God should penetrate deep within us and enlighten others to His truth. Yes, our light should bounce all over everyone we meet giving them a reason to flee darkness and bask in the light of His word.

Flip side, if we are not allowing His light to transform us from the inside out then our brightness will quickly fade and dull will not serve us well. Reactions and responses will be “me” driven and not “God” driven. We will get caught up in the creeping edge of darkness which slowly sweeps in, sidelines and distracts. What was once radiant, glowing from walking with God will become barely visible.

The choice is really up to us. We can read God’s word and know His word but if we are not putting it into practice we are missing out. There’s absolutely nothing more beautiful than the pure radiance of God’s light beaming through us so no one sees us but Him.

“Father, the reflection of Your character, integrity and holiness in us outshines anything we could say or do. There is no limit to how far Your light will reach.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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