And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. [emphasis added]
These words from the song, Mighty to Save, done by Hillsong, have been playing over and over as I have been asking the LORD where HE wants this post to go. It's that "LIGHT" theme again!
But today, the word "REFLECTION" kept coming up in everything I was listening to or reading or pondering. And I began pondering ... questions like:
- What can we reflect upon from the outgoing year that will give us insight into the new year - and the choices that will be before us?
- How does reflecting back - give us wisdom for the 'next season' of our lives?
- What does light have to do with reflection?
This post - so I thought - was supposed to be about reflecting over the past year - taking a deep reflection of our lives - to evaluate what we've learned - in order to assess the good choices and the not so good choices - and how that reflection would bring value to our future. Yes, I know that was a mouthful of thoughts all by itself! [Remember this is a Light-Hearted Reflection?]Before I lose you ;-) and me both [here] I want to pause and ponder that last question.
First, let me say that "LIGHT" seems to keep coming up so much because on my prayer list this past year one person along the way had asked me to "pray over her family situation that God would shine his light into the deep corners of their home and expose the TRUTH" - and she added - "no matter what it reveals."
As I began praying that over her family - God did exactly that. She shared with me that He also shone the light in her own life which revealed deep and hidden things that she did not even know where there -festering and keeping her in the bondage of sin. As the year progressed I began praying that over my own life and over many lives that I knew were struggling. Now I pray in a much simpler TRUTH:
"That we would walk in the light of Your Truth, Lord!"
Now glance back at the photo of the lamp reflected in the mirror. The light itself is what allows the photo to be taken - allows for the reflection at all. If there were no light - to reveal the objects - there would be no exposure, only darkness. No light ... no REFLECTION.
Yes, there are different meanings of 'reflect' or 'reflection':
- To look back and ponder; to think carefully
- Return, as images, light or sound; a mirror image in a different light
Both are significant here. What are your thoughts as you REFLECT the power of LIGHT in this post? What has God spoken to you about LIGHT recently?
May we seek to shine His Light forward - like the lampstands!
Choosing JOY, Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010