This morning, I was going to sit down and try to make sense of my reactions to all that I heard. I thought, "I'll just write a blog post about it. I'll call it reflective." Then, I went to google images to illustrate my thoughts. When you google "reflective", you get a variety of results, everything from safety vests to landscapes to reflective cones. But then, I saw this picture of the swans.
Underneath the picture, was listed a definition of the word "reflective".
Reflective - Capable of reflecting light
Man, then my mind went in a thousand directions. I was going to try to reign in my thoughts with this post, but the Lord sent them spinning.
Look at the swans. No. I mean it. Scroll back up if you have to, but sit and look at that beautiful photo. Exhale. Sigh. Take it in. What do you see?
I'll tell you what I see. I see God. God is represented through the radiant purity and grace of those swans. As He embraces the water, or the earth, He desires to see himself in it, just like you can see a perfect reflection of the purity and grace of the swans cast upon the water.
Y'all, I can't help but question myself. "Am I capable of reflecting light?"
Are you capable of reflecting light? Not the light of the sun, but the light of Jesus. The light of His grace and purity and beauty.
When, God looks at us, can He distinctly see himself? We know He can because we are covered by Jesus' perfect sacrifice on the cross.
Reflective. That's the desire of my heart today. Is it yours?