The Taj Mahal, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Gateway Arch. Many of the great monuments, prestigious palaces, and architectural masterpieces are augmented by reflecting pools of still water that magnify their beauty. Often these clear reflections are indistinguishable from the beautiful buildings, sculptures, and landscapes they mirror.
God desires people who reflect his glory. Like quiet pools of pure sparkling water, our sanctified lives can be true reflections of our risen Lord. Devoted, peaceful, patient, content, calm, and joyful – we shine with the glory of God when we quiet ourselves at his feet.
Magnificent mountain peaks reach twice as far as they reflect in a nearby lake. When God’s majesty is seen in us, we enhance the expanse of his wondrous beauty.
Humble, adoring, peaceful pools of praise – we who love the Lord reflect his love to those who come to admire the greatness of God.
Our simple acts of obedience and worship, poured out to Christ, surround his throne like a shining sea. Though we are nothing but his workmanship, by his mercy and grace, our lives can become beautiful reflections of our magnificent Savior. Emptied of pride and filled with the tears of his sacrificial love, we magnify our marvelous God and King.
In quietness and awe we gather to worship – serenely reflecting the majesty of the Son of God. May his image shine true, in me and in you.