Along our river stands a tree that changes colour early every season. It’s beauty stands out in stark contrast to those beside it.

I thought about us who are Christ-followers and how we are  to reflect Jesus in a world of chaos and hurt.

Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (CEV)

A challenge for me would be to ask that when people look at me, my actions, and how I talk will they see Jesus? Is it something they would want to investigate and seek out?

God has made us, His precious creations, to reflect His character.  I fail Him often but my desire is to be like my tree.  How about you? When people see you and your lifestyle will they will glorify God?

Here is another shot of the tree.  See how it reflects on the water?  Just like that tree, we can reflect how we live when the Son (Jesus) is shining in us.







  • Memorize Matthew 5:16
  • Take some time to evaluate situations in your life and if they are in tune with what Christ would do so He will get the glory.
  • May this Autumn season be a reminder how we can shine bright and reflect Jesus.


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