There are only two mirrors in our summer cabin… both miniscule. One was affixed to the inside of a kitchen cupboard by a tall man, and the other ended up a little too high above a dresser in the front bedroom. But who really needs to check one’s reflection while holidaying in the middle of nowhere, when lipstick isn’t worn and every hair definitely isn’t going to be in place because there’s no electricity for a curling iron?
The reflections I most enjoy seeing at the cabin are ones of the lake.
But there are other kinds of reflections in life, too, and for me one of the best is seeing Christ mirrored in the faces of his people. That’s an image not easily forgotten. I’m not naming names here, but I’ve encountered some wonderful Christian mirrors lately.
How about you? What characteristics in people do you find inspiring or uplifting? What do you hope people see when they look at you?
And for my fellow writers, what do your characters reflect that tells us something about their motivations or aspirations?
“But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
[2 Corinthians 3:16-18 – NLT]
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