Thursday, February 10, 2011

Reflecting the Son!

I awoke sometime last night and used the restroom. A sweet ray of moonlight peeked between the window blinds and landed on my face unexpectedly, like a soft kiss. I thanked Him for the intimate moment and briefly acknowledged the thought of how the moon reflects the sun and how awesome that is. It was enough contemplation for the mind wanting to go back to sleep, but I've thought more today of how I've treasured moon encounters in my life.

When the house was silent and others asleep, I whispered my adolescent secrets to the Lover of my soul while facing that celestial glow at my bedroom window. And the times I've walked in the night quiet, enjoying the way the moon lit my path. This pearly light enabled our treasure hunts during all night youth camp-outs. The moon tugs and draws the ocean tides, another of my nature loves.

In awe, I ponder how the moon has no light source of it's own, but solely reflects the sky's power ball, the sun. I remember how Moses' face shone when he came down from the mountain where he had basked in the presence of the Son, receiving the ten commandments. The Israelite community were afraid to look at him. He had to veil his face from them. 2 Cor. 3:16-18 indicates that we who have turned to the Lord, need no veil to block that shining glory. "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." What a privilege!

Have we Son-bathed today? Can others see His glow on us? Just as a natural sun tan fades without continued sun exposure, the glory can fade from us if we turn our face away from the Son, from his presence. No need for son block! The more rays caught, the better we shine!

Get out there today and show off that tan, my fellow Son worshipers! And go easy on the pale-faced. His glory produces a gradual change, making us "more and more like him". Pray for ways to warm up to them and not scare them away.

I don't know about you, but I'm smelling coconut oil and hearing lapping ocean waves. Nice sensations on this frigid day here in Indiana.


  1. What a wonderful way of thinking about the last month and a half of winter. Here in New England it will be quite some time before we sun bathe but we can son bathe right now.

  2. although we hit's still too cold....trying hard to smell that coconut oil...

  3. Such a nice post. I love the photo in your blog of Ireland. Just saw this scenery a little while ago in a travel DVD.

  4. "I whispered my adolescent secrets to the Lover of my soul while facing that celestial glow at my bedroom window." Beautiful word picture. And the thought of Son bathing touches my heart.

  5. Wow, I love this post and I love your blog. It is truly beautiful. I love it when the moon shines in our high window in our bedroom at night and through the closed venetian blinds. What an interesting comparison of our reflecting the son. Thank you so much for sharing with us on Spiritual Sundays.

  6. Absolutely beautiful post. Your blog is also beautiful. I love the full picture. It does makes it just a little difficult to read the posts but I guess it's worth it. I see on your profile that you work at a library. I would like that. I am a book reviewer. I noticed I reviewed one of the books you are now reading: Same Kind of Different As Me. Drop by my blog and see the books I have reviewed You said you are a wanna be writer. My dear--you ARE A WRITER and a very good one!

  7. Cliff,
    I agree the post is a little hard to read. I've seen other blogs where the middle section is shaded but still transparent. Do you or does anyone know how to do that?
    Thanks for your comments, everyone. I appreciate the feedback

  8. This is so beautiful....what wonderful images it placed in my mind. Thank you so much for sharing!!


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