Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tidy up!

This morning I took the girls to school,
we were running a little late.
The usual routine is this:

Get up,
get dressed, 
eat breakfast,
clean teeth,
brush and put up hair,
cuddle Giorgia as we 
read the bible.
Coats on,
shoes on,
in the car.

This morning, we did all the above,
but in a bit of a rush.
The girls were tired and sleepy.

As I arrived outside Jessies school,
I turned to say goodbye to her and wish her a nice day,when I noticed her scruffy ponytail.
It was all a mess and parts hanging loose.
"You look a mess, did you brush your hair?"
I said.
"Here, let me do it..."
I took her hair and tidied it up.
Now she looked presentable.
"love you, see you later.."
She went on her day.

As this moment unfolded,
I thought to myself..

"Why do I care if her hair is a mess?"
I wondered...
"Should it really bother me? Its her hair after all.."

I felt God smiling and prompting me.
"Is it because it is a reflection on me as her Mother?"

God stirred my heart.
"We are Gods children...and we are a reflection of Him..
how do we make Him look?
Are we unkempt in our walk with Him?
Loose tongues?
harsh words?
bad behaviour?
do we look like him?
Do we reflect Him or embarress Him?
It made me think...

" For in the image of God
   has God made mankind." Genesis 9:6

 "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf." 2 Corinthians 5:20

 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Gen 1:26

 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. James 3:9

'This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.' (Psalm 102:18)

I am made in God's image!  So... I must reflect God.

Have We been reflecting Him in our lives?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very thought provoking post. Hmmm? I hope to always refelct Him, but afraid to admit there are so many times I don't.


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