Being Woven

Reflection…Now Through Eternity

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For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

reflection
unclear
vague
imprecise
hazy

So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”  John 12:13

triumphal procession
hopeful
King
Messiah

hatred
sin
selfish
shame
guilt
saddened

love
How can He?
He does.
He always will.

forgiveness
I seek
He forgives.

letting go
struggle…lessens…reverts to hard again…
Why?
Because I need Him…yet live in this humanness

He shows me my weak, selfish, independent self
Relinquish…ALL
Letting go to Him

led to the Cross
with Him
harsh, thorns, flogging, brutality, hatred, sorrow, ashamed

I go with Him
crucified with Him
my sins crucified

I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me.  I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Galatians 2:20-21

“No purpose”…NO!
He is Love
His Love shines.
He died because He loves us
Salvation
Purpose
Perfect Purpose

The mirror reflects perfectly.
clearly
distinctly
undoubtedly
Reflection for Eternity

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We love Him, because He first loved us.  1 John 4:19

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  1 Corinthians 13:7

Jesus, Your reflection teaches me.  You love despite my imperfections.  I thank You, Jesus.  You show me joy and sorrow, peace and anguish, love and hatred.  You show me that I am burdened by sin, yet You forgive.  Your Holy Spirit fills me up, taking the place of sin.  You teach me to ask in Your Name.  Your love bears me up.  Your love endures all of me, because You love me.  I wonder why, Lord, but Your love is far greater than my “why.”  Your love is true, filled with hope, for You are God.  I am Your child.  You reflect wholly.. all sides and aspects of me…from the depths of my sin … to the gifts, the love You have bestowed upon this helpless sheep.  May I be wholly dependent upon You, 100%.  May I die to this self completely…Oh! So completely.  One day, when I look into Your face I will know that as I see perfection in You, the reflection from me will be Yours through Eternity.  I pray I do reflect Your light while I sojourn here on this earth.  I love You, LORD.  Amen.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.  1 Corinthians 13:12

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13 Comments

  1. Linda – wow what a beautiful image to use for this post and I love the emphasis on reflection. His reflection does indeed teach us and we can mirror his image. Thanks for linking up with me at #TuneInThursday last week, I sure hope to see you again this week

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  2. Very beautifully written!

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  3. Wow, Linda. You’re so gifted. Beautiful. Thank you. And, Happy Easter to you and your family. ((xoxo))

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  4. One day we will see clearly! May my “seeing” of Jesus’ love become clearer and clearer as I walk with Him through life and look forward to the enormity of understanding it fully one day!

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  5. I go with him to the cross too, Linda. What a beautiful post for this Easter week. Blessings to you, friend!
    “love
    How can He?
    He does.
    He always will.”

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  6. Linda, I love it when you wax poetic. Beautiful!! Happy Easter to you, sweet friend.

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  7. Lovely. Every word perfectly placed. Perfectly prosed (not sure that’s a word!) but you know what I mean. Wanted to return the visit this morning.

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  8. Dear Linda, a beautiful, inspiring post. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter.

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  9. Beautiful! So many phrases and verses to make me think. Thank you!

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  10. Your poetry and graphics are stunning, Linda! And then this is my heart’s cry, praying along with you: “One day, when I look into Your face I will know that as I see perfection in You, the reflection from me will be Yours through Eternity. I pray I do reflect Your light while I sojourn here on this earth.” Blessings and Love to you this Easter Season!

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  11. Beautiful, Linda! The photographs you chose are absolutely stunning and perfect for the point of this post! Thank you!!

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  12. The love of Christ is put on display so clearly in His self-giving actions. So good to be reminded of this truth on Palm Sunday — one of my favorite Sundays!

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  13. 1 Corinthians 13:12 is one of my favorite verses! It is such a comfort to know that everything we see around us is just a glimpse of the reality and beauty to come. What a great reminder on this Palm Sunday. Thanks for sharing on the #SundayThoughts link up!

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