Heaven’s Reflecetion

Heaven’s Reflecetion

A friend was showing me a photo that he took at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden—a large park in the middle of bustling Tokyo. It showed a brilliant blue sky with green trees framing it. When I complimented him on a beautiful shot, my friend looked amused. “Actually, you’re looking at it upside down. This is the reflection of the sky on the lake.”

I looked closer and saw that he was right. What I had thought was scenery was actually its reflection on the lake’s surface, almost like an optical illusion. I was amazed at how clearly the sky and surroundings were reflected in the still water. It made me think how wonderful it would be if my life could so perfectly reflect heaven’s peace and stillness.

God wants me to rest in the knowledge that He is in control and looking out for us. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” But when things go wrong, the winds of adversity can create turmoil in my spirit and cause me to feel buffeted. When I get this way, others only see the choppy waves of my ruffled spirit, not the still reflection of heaven.

I can’t avoid the storms of life, but they don’t need to rob me of the peace of God. I can hold on to the promise that these trials will never be more than I can bear; God will always provide a way out. He’s also ready, willing, and able to bring about something good from every situation, if my heart is right and I turn to Him for guidance and help.3 So when trouble hits, I have a choice. Will I project to others the vision of a storm-tossed sea? Or will they see the peace of heaven reflected in my attitude and actions?

Mark 4:39 ESV / And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Psalm 46:10 ESV /
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

12 Comments

  1. April 13, 2017, 9:34 pm   /  Reply

    thank you for this uplifting story seems my life jas many storms but wgen i pray like i do i find many blessings people also need to remember the storm is also a blessing to renew your strength in god and pray for his guidance AMEN

  2. Dionte
    April 13, 2017, 10:00 pm   /  Reply

    I’m thanking God this morning for another beautiful day. This taught me a lot. You can’t avoid the storm of life, but god will always be there. He will see you through. Amen

  3. April 13, 2017, 11:51 pm   /  Reply

    My. God. He. Is. Awesome.Amen. At. All times. 😇

  4. April 13, 2017, 11:54 pm   /  Reply

    God. Is. Awesome.God. Is. Love. Amen. 😇

  5. olumide
    April 14, 2017, 12:43 am   /  Reply

    This message talks about my impatience during storm of life. I pray for God patience to abide in me always .

  6. April 14, 2017, 12:45 am   /  Reply

    I Love God with all my heart in Jesus name AMEN 💗👍.

  7. Pat
    April 14, 2017, 12:59 am   /  Reply

    I’m just crying out for you God too help me out through this chemo treatment an depression also.

  8. Jillian
    April 14, 2017, 5:29 am   /  Reply

    Just what I needed; God is good 😊

  9. Dada
    April 14, 2017, 6:45 am   /  Reply

    I pray for God presence in my life and family as well as his strength during the storm of life, in Jesus Christ name, Amen

  10. Janet Adama Mohammed
    April 14, 2017, 12:53 pm   /  Reply

    Lord God, Jehovah of all times. I know you are with me and it is well in Jesus mighty name! Amen!

  11. Winifred
    April 14, 2017, 1:14 pm   /  Reply

    Whatever the storm of life is, God says be still I have conquered the world. I will never leave you nor forsake you and His words stand for ever. Amen. Hold your peace and enjoy Easter

  12. Samson
    April 14, 2017, 2:57 pm   /  Reply

    Thank God for the mercy and faithfulness to me. This message lifts up my spirit and makes great calm within. Thank you. I draw from His presence everyday, yesterday has gone, today is here and tomorrow is on its way. Thank You, God for His uncountable Words and unsearchable wisdom and unmeasurable love to me today.

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