There is just as much beauty in the reflection as the source.
You my friend, have the daily opportunity to reflect Christ.
The best part about it is how easy it is to develop this reflection because it happens through intimacy. When you have a best friend , you inevitably begin to act like them.
You begin to say words you’d typically never say. You may begin dressing alike. As you expose one another to your favorite foods, you might begin to develop the same tastes. You may begin to have the same reactions to situations. Let’s not forget those moments where you can look at one another and know that you’re thinking the same thing! It’s powerful what spending time with someone will do.
As you spend time with God, read His Word, practice responding righteously instead of impulsively–you’ll find you’ll develop a pattern. You won’t be perfect like God is, but you’ll begin to adapt His thoughts. His heart will begin to rub off on you and cause you to beckme more compassionate. His attention to detail will begin to rub off on you and you’ll be able to truly see hurting people. His Holy Spirit will give you the words to say when He compels you to encourage people.
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
Proverbs 27:19 NIV
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
Romans 8:29 NIV
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 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 3:16-18 NIV