“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” Proverbs 27:19 NIV
Have you ever leaned over and looked at your reflection in a smooth lake or pond? The water surface, if it is smooth and not too wavy, can reflect images almost like a mirror. I love to go to our pond and see the reflection of the sky and clouds on the water.
Just like water reflects an image (your face), our lives reflect what is in our hearts (what is most important to us). As Christians, believers in Jesus, our lives can reflect Jesus to others. The Bible tells us lots of stories about Jesus. How He loved people and helped them whenever He could.
Paul lists all of the fruits of the spirit, those characteristics of Jesus, that we should all try to show to others that we see each day. (Galatians 5:22-23) They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. If we all, even kids, try to treat people like Jesus did, we reflect His light for others to see.
When my kids were young, there was a wristband that had the letters WWJD on it that was popular with kids. The letters stood for “What Would Jesus Do?” It was a reminder to treat everyone we interacted with just as Jesus would. If we want to reflect the light of Jesus, then we have to interact with others with love and kindness and patience.
This week choose someone to help out like Jesus would. Help someone with a project and show patience, tell someone a joke and share joy, don’t get angry if you are offended and show self-control, or just be kind and gentle to someone younger than you. This week try to be a reflection of Jesus. Share your actions with your parents.
Blessings and beautiful reflections!