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Lenten Devotional – Day 32 – Reflect God’s Light

Scripture Readings:  Exodus 7:25-8:19;   2 Corinthians 3:7-18;   Mark 10:17-31

But we Christians have no veil over our faces; 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)

My dear friends daughter majored in musical theater in college, and in one of the shows in which she had a part, she performed a song called “Reflect the Light.” I was so proud of her! I was overwhelmed by her wonderful singing, but I was also incredibly touched by how the director, near the end of the song, had each of the cast members pull from their pockets hand-held mirrors to reflect the stage lights throughout the small theater.

Now, whenever I remember this part of the performance or even see light reflecting from a shiny object, questions form in my mind, such as: Do I, as a Christian, even cracked and sometimes broken, always reflect His light as the mirrors did in the show? Or, do I shine His light in all places, always radiating His glory and grace and love wherever I go? The answers, of course, are no.

Though we are made in God’s image, I am the first to admit that I am fully human—one who falls short in my efforts every day. What is comforting to know is that we all are still God’s beloved children and qualified with our imperfections to serve Him and to spread the Gospel. It is even more comforting to know that we only have to look to God —Father, Son and Holy Spirit—to be changed into a being more like Him. Then, when the brightness of His image is seen in us, it reflects on others too.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, please polish us daily, so that we may always reflect Your glory. Amen.

 

 

 

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