Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.
Have you ever sat near a fountain and people watched? Fountains draw folks to them. The melody of the splashing water, the soft cool sprays that whisks by the cheeks, the dancing of the light patterns, the refreshing splashy sight on a blistering hot day. People wish over them, children giggle about them, couples perch on the edge dreamily looking in, talk of the future and make vows. Occasionally, someone can’t avoid the temptation to plunge into it, dousing themselves in cool relief. Everyone stops and watches – each reacts differently. Some laugh, some scoff, most wish they could have the guts to join in.
The other thing about fountains is the light. That web of shimmering beauty that floats just below the surface. You can still see through the crystal clear water to the bottom, but transposed over that is a reflection – an image of you, the clouds, the other people around you. Somehow reflections make things and people more beautiful, don’t they? Things seem transparent, yet enhanced by the light. In the reflection, everything seems more pure, almost storybook. The distortion of the light through the fountain waters, unlike a warped mirror, brings out the best, the beautiful, the unique.
That’s the way it is when God is reflected in your life. People are drawn to you. Some may scoff, some may giggle, but most will want what you have – the light dancing in your eyes and the way everything, even the darkest times, are somehow beautiful and enhanced by the Father of Lights. God doesn’t distort us. His light enhances us as it transposes His image into our lives. Jesus said He had come to be the Light of the World to all who are in the darkness. When His Spirit dwells in us, He is our heart light that shines out to a world that needs refreshment, coolness in their parched existence, and beauty in the midst of their everyday life. He is reflected in us, and also through us. The fountain of Life beckoning all to draw near.
Lord help me to keep the debris out of my life, floating on the surface, so I can better draw people to You and they may see You reflected in me, in all I do and say. Let Your dancing light shine through me so the world may see the Beauty of Your grace shimmering through everything. Amen.