Trees Reflecting Glory

3:32 PM

Recently, I have caught myself being awed by the richness of the golden sunlight.  Leaves gleaming.  Reflecting light displays an aura of perfection.  The warmth of the sun in the midst of the crisp breeze delights my soul and captivates my sight.  Loosing myself, track of time, and cares of this world as my eyes become fixated on the beauty surrounding me. 

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1)

I couldn’t help but think of this verse as I gazed upon the majestic trees in my yard.  With every passing minute, the light reflecting off of the remaining leaves seemed to only increase in exquisite beauty, gleaming in the setting sun.

Every tree individually planted.  Strategically placed.  Reflecting the splendor of His GLORY.  Drawing us in by the beauty reflecting off of their leaves. We are like these trees.  You and I are individually planted and strategically placed in this world.  Reflecting the essence of His beauty, glory, and splendor. He uses us to bring warmth to shivering cold souls as His warm presence reflects off of our REDEEMED lives.

Perhaps you wonder why you are where you are in life.  You are where you are to be planted, to yield fruit, to prosper, to produce life, His fruit so that your leaves don’t wither.  He planted you beside streams of water for a purpose. 

When I see these same trees at different times of day they are still pretty but pale in comparison when the rich sunlight reflects off of them.  You are beautiful, but your righteousness pales in comparison to His righteousness.  When you stay planted and allow Him to reflect off of you are just the right time, oh the difference you shall make! His light, His Son, His Glory, His Redemption makes all the difference. 

Delight in the law of the Lord; meditate on it day and night.  His word brings light, truth, and freedom.  His word is health to our souls and the souls around us.  Stay the course, not looking to the left or right but with a gaze fixated on Him alone. 

Allow Him to shine on you and reflect off of you to bring freedom and redemption to those around you.  You are placed where you are in life on PURPOSE to REFLECT His glory. 

Thank you for joining me on this 31 day writing challenge.  I pray your eyes were opened to better see His hand on your life, and His redemption at work in your life.  I believe the journey is the destination until we reach home in His arms.  My heart is no longer sick and aching, (Proverbs 13:12) I have found HOPE, I have found purpose, I have found my voice, I have fulfilled a call, a challenge, and will continue to pursue this purpose for which I was made and planted.  As I continue to write, I pray His glory reflects off of each word typed and all who come by receive HOPE and Redemption. 


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  1. very uplifting, really enjoy reading it , a great start to this wonderful crispy fall day.

    1. Thanks, praying for you and your family as we enter into this wonderful season of Giving Thanks, thank you, thank you, thank you for reading from the bottom of my heart!


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