Wow! Isn’t spring nice? March ushers in a feeling of spring and warmth. Look at all the colors of spring that are starting to appear. These are the reflection of the glory of God in nature. It looks like a prism of color all around us.
Let’s reflect on ourselves as prisms.
In the Bible, John 8:12 says, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”
Jesus says he is the light. Then, in Matthew 5:14 Jesus says, “You are the light of the world.” Read a little further and you’ll see that Jesus says to “let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in Heaven.”
Those are some heavy words. First Jesus says he is the light of the world; then he says YOU are the light of the world. You are probably trying to figure all this out. Well, let me explain it to you.
As I stated before, look at yourself as a prism. Jesus came as the light of the world, and his message reflected onto his apostles, who reflected the message to others; and that message continued down through the ages. Just as a prism reflects a dancing light on the wall, we reflect God’s glory to all we come in contact with.
Just imagine there being no light at all — total darkness: no streetlights, no neon signs, no traffic lights, no dash lights or headlights. Just how far do you think you could go? Not very far; probably not even out of the driveway. We need light to guide us through the darkness.
Mankind was in darkness until Jesus came and became the guiding light to show us the way. After his ascension, mankind had the apostles. The apostles reflected what Jesus had taught them so they could teach others. Jesus was the prism of his father — God — reflected through a human body. The light of the father reflected through Jesus to the apostles, and the apostles were prisms that reflected to others. And so it continues today through us.
We clean our windows to get a better view of the road, so why don’t we clean the windows of our souls to reflect the beauty of God’s glory to others? Are you cleaning your reflection so others can see Christ’s likeness in you?
Take time to polish your prism and reflect the glory of God to others. Be the guiding light in someone’s life. You don’t need to shout it; just reflect it. Light dances off the walls and dispels the darkness in the room.
A smile can cheer a weary person. That’s a prism of light. Give a helping hand to someone. That’s a prism of light. You are a walking, talking prism that reflects onto everyone you meet. Keep shining and reflecting the love of God to all you meet.
Does your light reflect onto the people you encounter? We may not even realize just how much our prism reflects on others, but that’s OK. Christ’s light reflected onto everyone He came in contact with — some rejected the light and others absorbed it — but nevertheless it touched all.
Your prism touches all you meet. Some accept it and others may not, but it still touches all you come in contact with. Let your light shine before all for the Glory of God.
Best of the roads, and all gears forward in Jesus.
Rev. Marilou Coins