I thought this was one of the most beautiful metaphors/examples of the divine spark that shines through us all. I hope you enjoy it like I did.
I got up early one morning to catch the sunrise. There had been some freezing rain overnight, which coated all the trees with ice. It was breathtakingly beautiful. As the sun rose higher and higher in the sky, the trees sparkled with that reflected light.
When I looked to the north of the house where the sun hadn't yet hit, the trees looked so ordinary. But when I turned back to where the sun shined, the trees were extraordinarily beautiful.
To me this was a glimpse of what it means to be the reflection of God. There's a divine dimension of life that makes us beautiful and good and kind, both inside and out. That life link with God's light takes us beyond human limitations and lifts us into that spiritual point of view where things become possible that we didn't think were possible...
Someone said to me years ago, "Everyone has a divine spark and it's up to you to find it and fan the flame." Each of us has some quality of God that's distinctly ours, that shines through us and makes us the special individuals that we are.
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26 Â¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them...
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1, KJV
Originally posted 2007-06-21 13:19:26.