Reflection seems like a simple word to understand but the more I research its meaning the less confidence I have in truly comprehending its definition. I stand in front of a mirror and try to see what others see. My attention is at first drawn to the flaws. Closing my eyes I renew my thoughts in love and try again. As I turn up the lighting I can see the reflection of these lights in my own eyes.
I leave the mirror with more questions than before but that’s okay. I am led to wonder about the light of the world. Jesus spoke, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” He also said, “You are the light of the world,” when He was teaching us about who we are.
I read more about reflection. The definition speaks at how a measure of the fraction of light is reflected by a material called its reflectance. In plain speak, we are only as visible as our reflecting surface can refract light.
As I think about how we are being transformed into the image of Christ, who is “light”, I am again in awe. It’s time to go back to the mirror once more and check out those lights in me. The light of life.