Sunday, June 10, 2007


Luke 11: 33-34
No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body is full of light. But, when your eye is bad, your body is also full of darkness.

I recently read this scripture and while reflecting on it, a childhood memory surfaced. My grandmother always carried this small pocket mirror that slipped into a felt cover in her purse. Sometimes I would ask her to let me use it for the purpose of surprising my brother. Many of you have probably done this, but I would take the mirror and point it toward the sky until the sun reflected in it and then angle it just right so that I could reflect the sun's light onto my brother's face. We used to get such a kick out of doing that. It always amazed me how that tiny mirror could be so powerful when used creatively.

Now, all these years later, that childhood memory and this scripture merged as one, and God gave me a profound thought. Each of us can be mirrors for God. Think about it like this. God is the source of the light and the warmth, but we are the mirrors that can reflect that light and warmth to anyone we choose. Just like I would use the mirror to shine the sun's light and warmth onto my brother's face, God can use us as mirrors to shine His warmth and light on others. The key is that we must always be facing God so that we can receive His light and and then reflect that warmth on to others. Our mirrors have no power if we keep them tucked away in a felt cover.

Have a blessed Sunday my friends!



Anonymous said...


This is such a lovely writing and that is one of my favorite scriptures. Thank you for sharing your witness and for letting me know about this site.


ShabbyInTheCity said...

Hey! That was good...a reflection of Him.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful way of "reflecting" God's love to those arounds us. A great parable to be passed on to others. I love this.