A Note From
It is the stillness of the morning.
First things first! You make your way to the kitchen to brew that perfect cup of coffee. Then, you reach for the cupboard to retrieve that favorite coffee cup.
(Note, I personally like a small porcelain cup. No paper or plastic for me.)
You mosey on to that favorite comfortable spot and sit motionless as you think about the upcoming day.
Soon, this quiet moment will turn into the “hustle and bustle” of the day. It is at this time that I ask the Holy Spirit to direct my day.
I will usually take a sip or two and then rest the warm cup of coffee in both hands as I sit quietly.
Then I see it. I see it once again...my reflection. It’s the reflection of my face coming from the glass like surface of that cup of coffee.
If you think about it, that really is what we are supposed to be. A reflection. A reflection of the beautiful attributes of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We all reflect something throughout the day. Maybe it’s anger, maybe it’s joy.
Maybe it’s peace or the lack there of.
When someone looks into our eyes, they look into our heart and that heart will reflect something. Is it patience? Is it anxiety?
What are you reflecting today? Is it a hope in a seemingly hopeless situation?
As the moments pass by, the coffee disappears and it’s time for another cup. Time for a “refill” or at least a “warm-up“.
We all get another chance, another start, another refill. A refill that will reflect life and hope to all those that we encounter.
Let that be the cry of our heart. "Lord, let me reflect YOU today. Let me reflect the image of YOU. Less of me, and more of YOU."
2 Corinthians 3:18: "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit."