Reflecting the Light

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:18

Have you ever sat by a lake early in the morning, witnessing the sunrise painting the sky in hues of gold, pink, and blue? The calm and clear water reflects this breathtaking spectacle, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty. This serene moment in nature vividly illustrates our spiritual journey as we “reflect the light” of our Creator.

In his letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul discusses a transformation that occurs when we focus on the Lord’s glory with open hearts and minds. It’s a profound transformation, much like the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, which cannot happen without a period of growth and change. As we contemplate God’s glory, we are changed, gradually reflecting His image more clearly in our lives. It’s not an overnight transformation but a lifelong journey of becoming.

Reflecting God’s light means living in a way that mirrors His love, grace, and truth to the world around us. It’s about embodying the fruits of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—in our everyday interactions. Just as the moon reflects the sun’s light, we, too, are called to reflect the Son’s light in the darkness of this world.

But how do we ensure that our lives genuinely reflect God’s light? It starts with daily moments spent in His presence, reading His Word, praying, and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us. These moments of contemplation change us, aligning our hearts and minds with God’s purposes. They transform our thoughts, actions, and reactions, making us more like Him.

As we journey through life, let’s aim to be clear mirrors, reflecting God’s light in everything we do. Let our words bring comfort and hope, our actions show love and compassion, and our lives be a testament to the transformative power of God’s grace.


Heavenly Father, thank You for the transformation that happens when we focus on Your glory. Help us to reflect Your light in all we do, that others may see Your love and truth through our lives. Guide us in our daily walk with You, and mold us into the image of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Personal Reflection

  1. Reflect on the areas of your life where God’s light is shining brightly and areas where it may be dimmed. What steps can you take to ensure that every part of your life reflects God’s glory?
  2. Consider the times when you have been most aware of God’s presence. How did these moments transform your thoughts, actions, or attitudes?

Step of Faith

Identify one practical way to reflect God’s light daily this week. It might be through a kind word, an act of service, or praying for someone in need.

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