"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart."
~ Proverbs 27:19
We are created in the image of God. That image has an amazing way of presenting itself throughout the world.
I've often wondered what it is about each of us that God notices. When a drop of water finds itself in a puddle, it is absorbed. When in a crowd of people, I am still me. And in this, I realize that's just how special each of us are. God knows each of us, no matter how large the crowd.
Being true to who we are can be difficult. Especially with pressure, fads, and opportunities that may present compromising moments.
Each of us are unique, however there is one thing that we can share that when brought together can bring about remarkable change, and that is the love which God has for us that God desires for us to share.
To be encouragers.
To be unifiers.
To be bearers of the good news.
All of these things can and should be reflections of God's love in us.
While there are so many things that can muddy the waters, so it is with our hearts as well.
Spending time with God is like a purifier that removes sediment, chemicals, odor, and all the other things that water can possess, making our hearts open to what God is attempting to create in us.
May our lives be reflective of God's heart which is always available through our own.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, may what You see in me be more reflective of who You are. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.