{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker}

How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. {All the details for how to play along are here.}

Today’s word: Reflect…


I saw today’s word come through my Twitter feed last night. Then, I saw Lisa-Jo’s post come through and was humbled by her words.

As for my Five-Minute Friday post, I considered how the word, reflect, related to my marriage Advent series. And it came to me as I thought about the way that Jesus came into the world and the way he brought his truth and his healing into our broken world.

Who he was and who he is still takes my breath away. And it is to him that I give all credit for my marriage, all the good, the bad, the messy, the betrayal, the pain, the joy.

He brought David {my husband} into my life after spending a good long time preparing me for that gift. And I still believe that, even now, in the midst of rebuilding and moving forward from the hurt and pain of deception and lies.

I still believe that because God is good.

I still believe that because it is still true that David reflects Jesus to me in ways that nobody else in my life can.

I still believe that because what God planned for good cannot be torn apart by the world or by the enemy or by my emotions.

Because Jesus reflects his light all around my life and I am blessed to reflect that Light to a hurting, broken world. Especially those who may be in the midst of hurting or struggle or less than in their marriage.

I believe that God can work all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purposes.

And I am called. I am called to be a daughter of the King. I am called to be a voice of Truth in the world. I am called to reflect the hope and the peace that only Jesus can provide to a world that hurts and longs for something more.

And so I praise Jesus for right now. I praise him for the gift of my husband and my marriage. I praise Jesus because he showed me the way to do these things.



7 thoughts on “Advent: A Reflection of Light

    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to read and comment. I appreciate your encouraging words. And yes, God is faithful and able; and my goal is to follow his lead rather than what the world says about marriage struggles.

  1. Beautiful post. Life can be hard. Marriages can be difficult. But there truly is a beauty, a light, which shines forth when we reflect Him & all that He is. May God continue to bless you as you honor Him and your husband. I was your neighbor this morning at FMF 🙂 Blessings!

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