Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A Poor Reflection
I took this picture for project 365 and I love it. But not just because it’s cute. Because when I look at Matthew’s reflection I see Caleb (6 mo.). I’m not sure why, but his face came out so babyish that I could swear someone had photoshopped Caleb’s face into it.
I see a baby, but what's there is is a boy. What I see is a poor reflection, just a tiny part of what he really is.
That’s what I see when I look at him normally to. I see him as he is. A sweet, energetic, goofy one and a half year old with big grins and sometimes big tears. But it’s only a tiny piece of the man he will one day be. I can’t see the whole picture.
I sometimes think I catch a glimpse. When he tries to run right over his big brother I see him as a teenage football player. When he makes a big show and captures everyone’s attention I see the leader in him. When he brings me books to read I see him studying and learning. When he yells out in the middle of the store “Mommy, I love you!” I see him as a man who is unafraid to say what’s in his heart. I can see so much, but when it comes down to God’s purposes for him, what I see is just a speck. A tiny grain of sand on the beach of what his life and influence will be.
And I pray. God make him the man you want him to be.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12