“Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.” 2 Timothy 2:7 NIV
They seem to come on every new bike tucked into the spokes of the front and back wheel. You never really notice them they are just part of the bike you expect to see even though they blend in so well. But they serve you well as darkness sets in on an evening ride that comes up short of daylight. At that moment you are not thinking about the reflectors or whether or not they are working you are just trying to get home.
But those two reflectors serve as a safeguard for those moments we get caught in the darkness. The odd thing is you don’t know if they’re working, you can’t even see them anymore and they don’t make any sound. Then light hits them and you see them glowing in a circular motion because the wheels are turning so fast. The darkness can no longer hide you.
Often times our own vision is blocked from seeing God at work in our lives. We feel like we are pedaling with no evidence that the wheels are turning. We don’t see the reflectors tucked away in the spokes of life during the dark times. It’s only after the light of God’s word hits them and we see God was moving us along the whole time.
Reflection is a key part of our faith because we walk (ride) by faith not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7). It’s when we reflect back that we can see the hand of God and his fingerprints of grace. Grace is a great reflector you can’t see it but you know it’s there. The same is true when we can’t see God at work in ourselves others are seeing his reflection in us.
Reflect on what God has done in your life. Wasn’t God there all along? Once you realize he was always there keep those reflectors in place. They will serve you well down the road of life to remind you of his presence in every circumstance!
“Reflectors open our eyes to see God’s grace!” 1 Cor. 13:12
By Jon Tucker
September 1st, 2015
“Spoke and Truth”