Kaleidoscope

I woke up one morning with the word collide on my mind. This was the spelling I imagined, but I felt God say no, spell it like in the word kaleidoscope. I became very curious about the word kaleidoscope and  was led to look it up. The word kalos in greek means beautiful. Edios means form and scope means to see. As we know a kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose objects [bits of glass]. When light enters, it creates a colorful pattern due to the reflection of the mirrors.

Here is the analogy that came to me after doing this research. We are the bits of glass, Jesus is our mirror and God is the light. When we are born again, God’s light shines in on the broken pieces of ourselves. As we take on Jesus’ sinless state by believing in Him, and taking off our sinful state, Jesus becomes our mirror. God calls us to become like Jesus, so we mirror ourselves after Him. When we do this, God doesn’t see us in our sinful state any longer. Now then God sees us as Jesus, the beautiful form to see [kaleidoscope]! Just as the pattern in the kaleidoscope is moving and changing, so are we, growing and maturing. Our goal is to keep reflecting Jesus and God says it’s beautiful as Jesus is beautiful! We are beautiful in the eyes of God!

Progress

C.S. Lewis wrote: We all want progress but if you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about- turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

 If your on the wrong road, what you think is progress is really leading you to a dead end.  Kyle Idleman talked about roads that lead to nowhere on the Easter Experience.  Roads that lead to nowhere are ones that don’t include Jesus and ones that don’t put Him first. Only He knows the right road to take, only He knows the directions, only He knows the destination, so why not trust Him? Turn from wrong roads and begin making progress again. Progress in this pilgrimage of Christianity.