Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Reflection

Several years ago our dear friends, Jim and Pinky, set a goal of visiting all 50 states.  For the past 5 ½ weeks, they have realized that dream by visiting the final 5 states.  Their trip is more than just driving through the state and saying that they have been there.  The trip is carefully researched, mapped out, and planned.  To help family and friends keep up with their trip, they post a blog and pictures each day. 

God has gifted Jim with a great eye for capturing the scenery, people, and events in his pictures.  When they were in Moab, Utah, they took a jet boat excursion on the Colorado River.  I was amazed at the pictures of God’s creation and especially fascinated with the photos of land features reflected in the water.  Thanks, Jim, for allowing me to post a few of the pictures on the blog this week.

 It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words.  The reflection pictures were at least worth extra thought and viewing time from me.  It seems like the sunlight was shining just right to clearly reflect the images of what was on the ground and in the sky.  The image did not reflect anything that was not there.  In some of the pictures, you had to look closely to see the dividing line in what was real and what was reflection.

As part of God’s creation, we too need to have God’s “Sonlight” shining on, in, and through us.  We need to listen to and obey God’s Spirit so that when people look at our lives they can see a clear reflection of Jesus.

Proverbs 27:19
As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.


  1. Thank you Debbie. We enjoy traveling and sharing with everyone. God showed us so many beautiful things on this trip, many we did not anticipate seeing. I am so glad you enjoyed the journey with us.
    Love & Blessings, Jim

  2. Debbie, I tend to come up with music/hymns that have a message for me when I see or hear things. My first thought when I saw the pictures was the little song I sang as a child, "God's Beautiful World", and I wondered if you sang it, too. Then when I got to the part where you talked about reflections and how we should show Christ's light shine through us, the hymn "Let Others See Jesus in You". Thank you so much for your weekly "devotionals"/posts . . . . . . they always touch and inspire me. That is a gift.

    God bless you and keep you . . . . . Andrea Jones