“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father.”
~ JOHN 14:21
Reflecting the Love of God
We are God’s mirrors.
“And we, with our unveiled faces reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Lord, all grow brighter and brighter as we are turned into the image that we reflect; this is the work of the Lord who is Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18 JB).
Paul paralleled the Christian experience to the Mount Sinai experience of Moses. After the patriarch beheld the glory of God, his face reflected the glory of God. “The people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God” (2 Corinthians 3:7 NLT)
Upon beholding God, Moses could not help but reflect God. The brightness he saw was the brightness he became. Beholding led to becoming. Becoming led to reflecting. . . .
What does it mean to behold your face in a mirror? A quick glance? A casual look? No. To behold is to study, to stare, to contemplate. Beholding God’s glory, then, is no side look or occasional glance; this beholding is a serious pondering.
Isn’t that what we have done? We have camped at the foot of Mount Sinai and beheld the glory of God. Wisdom unsearchable. Purity unspotted. Years unending. Strength undaunted. Love immeasurable. Glimpses of the glory of God.
As we behold his glory, dare we pray that we, like Moses, will reflect it? Dare we hope to be mirrors in the hands of God, the reflection of the light of God?
This is the call.
~ IT’S NOT ABOUT ME
Father God, your wisdom is unsearchable. Your purity unspotted. Your years are unending and your strength is undaunted. Your grace and love are immeasurable. You are a glorious God, full of compassion and kindness. When we reflect on you, our hearts expand with praise and thanksgiving. Your mercy is the wonder of the world. You make us strong and you give us peace. We want our lives to reflect the light of your majesty, amen.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
~ PSALM 150:6
God also has . . . given Him the name which is above every name.
~ PHILIPPIANS 2:9
You, O LORD, are our Father; our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
~ ISAIAH 63:16