Sparkle of Light on the Grayest Day

Raindrops are the best photography subjects. Some of my favorite images over the years are of raindrops. So when I saw some dripping from my deck yesterday, I was compelled to go out, brave the thigh-deep snow banks and capture them.  

Have you ever stopped to notice raindrops? 

Raindrops are delicate, fragile and short-lived. 

Sometimes resting in perfect spherical form, often clinging in rows of semi-circle droplets to a branch or vine, but mostly falling, each drop is perfectly placed to do its task.

Tiny, but not insignificant, raindrops give life and nourishment to our dry and thirsty world, sustaining plant and animal kingdoms alike.

They reflect the sun sending forth little specks of light that glisten and sparkle even on the grayest of days and in the lowest and darkest of places.

Then they are evaporated and gathered to the heavens.

Makes me think Christians are not unlike raindrops – weak vessels, clinging to the vine that holds us, shining the glorious light of our Savior into a dark and dry world that needs the nourishment of hope, until we’re gathered to our heavenly home.

Shine dear one. Even in our small, weak and clinging frame, we are perfectly placed for the task we’ve been assigned. May we nourish and shine for the glory of God. 

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthinans 4:6-7

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