Thursday, April 24, 2014

sparkle baby!

my recent write up for the kiddo kronicle~

2 corinthians 3:18
so all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord, who is the Spirit, who makes us more and more like him as we are changed into His glorious image. (NLT)

living near a body of water is something i think most of us neglect to appreciate. i drive over the lake wylie bridge multiple times a day. and most of those times i am unaware of the beauty set before me. it takes me by surprise somedays. when the sun is setting and the sky looks as if it were on fire or when the moonlight is cast upon the open still water. yesterday as i was crossing the bridge in the early morning light the sun was reflecting off the current of water flowing in lake wylie. it looked as if someone had spread gold glitter in the water. it literally took my breath away. it was magnificent.

in that moment i felt like God was reminding me to be the reflection of light that made the water sparkle. the veil was torn (matthew 27:51) upon Christ’s death on the cross. we have direct access to God in all of His holiness. His Spirit resides in us as believers. as we continue to seek Him, walk with Him, desire Him, we are called to reflect His glory. He is faithful to make us more and more like Jesus and we grow in Him.

like always, when i write to you parents in the Kiddo Kronicle i want to bring it full circle. so as we approach the summer break, when all of our kids will be home and the days seem endless, let us not miss the beauty in routine. do not take for granted this moment you have to make a street in chalk for your child to ride bikes on, blow the 50 millionth bubble, or change them into another dry swim suit for yet another sprinkler run…do not neglect these times. living in these moments you are reflecting Christ’s love for us to your children. just as you desire the beauty of life for your child He desires for us.

lean in to the small voice that tells you to pull over and just watch the water sparkle and dance before your eyes.  after all, He is making us more and more like Him & these are the glorious moments not to miss.

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