A Beautiful Reflection

Here’s a thought-provoking and humble reflection from the everyday travels of my beautiful wife…

The Boston subway is a common place for vanity. Standing toward the windows at night or in the tunnels, there’s nowhere to look except at your reflection in the glass. It’s tempting during those times to critique yourself: my outfit looks stupid today, my hair is messy, I feel like I have a BIG nose, I’m lost, I’m a failure… Some days when I’m feeling exceptionally good, I just avoid the wisndows so I’m not reminded of the things I like the least about myself. But tonight was different, so different. Tonight when I looked in the window I saw the eyes of Jesus looking back at me. It was so real, it was as if He was admiring me from a passing train on the other side of the tracks. He was looking right at me through my own reflection. He saw all the things He loves about me, all the beautiful parts of me. And He reminded of what He has planned for me and how much more I could be. I’ve been in a slump these last few years, unsure about how to be myself, unsure of what was in store for me. Now, I’m beginning to realize that God uses our feelings of being lost and unsure as a way of reminding us that there is more to who we are. We are daughters & sons of the most loving, most holy God. It’s time to use this feeling of being loss to discover what’s missing: a devoted relationship to my Father. There is a purpose to our holy longing: to rekindle the love of an old friend.

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