Monday, April 6, 2009, "Reflection"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
By: Teresa Criswell

"As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person."
Proverbs 27:19

I looked into the mirror as I was washing my face before going to bed. However, as many times as I have looked into the mirror, this time I was captivated. I was not captivated by the reflection of my face, I was captivated by the mirror itself. Why? The first question that came to my mind was "How many faces has this mirror seen?"

I was in awe of the mirror, only because of the "antinqued" look of the mirror. I imagined faces of time past looking into the mirror. What were the people getting ready for as they looked into the mirror? I imagined a woman from the late 1800's tying a bonnet under her chin. Tilting her head to the side, before she walked away as she was pleased with what she saw. Seeing little children playing gleefully in front of the mirror making faces. Maybe someone crying and seeing their tears roll down their face as they wiped their tears with a tissue in their hand. So many curious scenarios rolled through my mind in wonder as I looked at the mirror.

It led me to my heart. My heart reflects who I am. When people see us as Christ Followers, who have a relationship with Him as Savior and Lord, do others see Him reflected in our lives? The faces that you have come into contact with, what have you witnessed? Do the people closest to you, when they walk away from you, are they pleased with who they are, do they experience the compassion of God, no matter what they have done?

The little children that have fun so effortlessly. Do we watch them in amazement as they play? Do we allow them to play? Can they see our eyes filled with joy as we look at them?

What about the one's who cry because of losing a dear husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister or friend. They may have lost their job, family to divorce, their belongings, do we give them the tissue of comfort and embrace them as we truly see them?

These are things for me to think on and act on. I'm not just a spectator of life, I'm in the game of life...not to play just because I can play, but play as we score points against the enemy of destiny which can come in the form of procrastination, disobedience, judgement (even if we "feel" like we have a "right" to judge), complacency, etc.

May our eyes reflect the eyes of Jesus Christ as the world looks so desperately into them.


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