“Reflecting the Lord’s Glory?”

I was at the coast last week and ate lunch on a pier near Avila Beach California. The restaurant has tables that you can peer through and see the water beneath. They accomplish this by use of mirrors to reflect the surface below. Very unique but not very exciting since the sea life didn’t cooperate. All that could be seen was the encrusted pilings.

Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:18, “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

But do we? Are we a living advertisement for our Savior? Are we a loving reflection of His grace? Or do we stomp through life grumping and griping about our day looking and sounding like a crusty old stick in the mud? Stop! Think about what you are reflecting to the world.

Fourth-century preacher John Chrysostom wrote, “This is the rule of most perfect Christianity, its most exact definition, its highest point, namely, the seeking of the common good. For nothing can so make a person an imitator of Christ as caring for his neighbors.”

On the path today care for someone. Pause and reflect upon God’s love for you which then translates to others. Don’t know about you but I really don’t want to turn into an encrusted old saint stuck in my ways. Please dear God help me reflect your grace. God bless your walk today.