This morning while praying, I opened my eyes and looked out the window at the backyard trees. There's a large glass table under the window, and I noticed the bright, clear reflection of the trees and sky reflecting off the glass as if it were a clean mirror. I thought, this is how Jesus clearly reflected the Father to us when He came into the world as a man, and how His words in the Bible so clearly reflect Him as the way, the truth and the life. And I thought, this is how we are to reflect Him to others.
My mind wandered and I pondered a dirty glass, or if things were scattered on top--the reflection would be dull or broken apart. And I thought that sin, like dirt, distorts the Christ-like reflection we are to shine to the world. That putting the world in front of Him, instead of turning away from our selfish desires, blocks the reflection of the perfect, pure and beautiful God that He is.
Jesus is the Vine, and we are the branches, and we are to abide in Him as He abides in the love of the Father... I was reading that in John 15:1-17 last night. This morning while contemplating the quiet scene in the glass, I thought how much I want to abide in Him, breathe my life through Him, be in Him as He is in me. That He has come into me and is cleansing me, heating me up and purifying me of my dross, so He will be seen more than EarsToHear. And how much I also want that, as is written in Psalm 37:4-5:
4 Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
May these thoughts be a blessing to those who read this testimony, and His: