A Glorious Mud Puddle
It was the sort of day that early winter brings. The dirt road was frozen earlier, but by the time the sun started to sink, there were puddles and mud. Walking in the light is good for my soul.
As I trudged along the road I saw a glorious mud puddle! Rich pinks and purples were beyond my camera’s spectrum. I couldn’t capture the glory I saw.
When I turned and went home, the mud puddles were murky and dull.
It is the sun that makes a mud puddle glorious.
As its light faded, the puddle was no longer stunning.
It is God who makes us glorious, as long as we reflect Him.
Unlike the setting sun, God always was and is and will be.
God’s character is constant. The greatest commandments are to love God and to love others. His love is reflected in us as we love others.
Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’” (John 13:34-35ESV)
God’s character is so rich. We can’t fathom the greatness of our heavenly Father. He is filled with grace and truth. He always has been and always will be. God is faithful. He is good.
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” (I John 1:5-10)
You have been so good to me. Thank You for loving me, for giving yourself for me. I am unworthy. Thank You for the forgiveness You have given me. Please help me to reflect Who You are, all the days of my life. I love you.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Questions to Ponder
Where have you found unexpected reminders of God’s love and character?
Why does God’s character matter?
How will you share God’s love with someone this week?