“We can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (GNT adapted)
Our house sits atop a small hill on the eastern side of Woodstock, VA, high enough that we can see the top of the ridgeline of the Massanutten mountain range to our east. The sunrise is often glorious viewed from the front of our house, when I just so happen to notice.
But there is another thing I’ve noticed. Glancing out the window of our dining room in the back of the house, the same sunrise is reflected in the skyline to the west, and while more subtle, amazing, nonetheless.
I’ve noticed the same thing in people, a twinkle in their eyes as they smile, or a tear in the corner of an eye as they feel compassion. I notice it when an adult bends down to look eye-to-eye with a child, or when that child hugs a friend. I notice it when people wearing masks sing familiar hymns with feeling, and when someone prays from their heart. I notice it a neighbor offers to rake the leaves, and when others collect clothing for a school’s clothes closet.
In each case, without even being aware of it, people are mirrors reflecting the glory of God. There is a promise in 2 Corinthians that the Spirit works within us, fallible and imperfect though we are, reflect God’s glory to others, and most remarkable of all, become more and more like him.
Let love shine! ~ Anne