The Echo


“If you abandon everything to Jesus, and come when He says, ‘Come,’ then He will continue to say, ‘Come,’ through you.  You will go out into the world reproducing the echo of Christ’s ‘Come.’  That is the result in every soul who has abandoned all and come to Jesus.”

 ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for High Highest
Our lives reverberate, flexing and rippling with the impact of something greater than our own being.  And since no man is an island, our ripples expand across the face of time and touch other ripples, effect other lives.  We are the echo of God calling to the world:  “Come to me all who are thirsty.  Come to me if you are hungry for more.  Come to me if you are exhausted by your burdens.  I am as satisfying as food and drink.  I am strong enough to carry your load for you.  Come.”  And we echo the call.
We reflect.  Like the moon which cannot shine with her own radiance, we reflect the radiance of God.  We are just a ball of dirt in the middle of emptiness and nothingness.  But when God’s light is reflected from our life, we light the darkness with an incomparable beauty.  The moon echos the light of the sun.  Without the sun, she is dark and cold.  Her brilliance is borrowed, her glory is not her own.  I echo the light of God.
What are you reflecting?  What is the echo of your life saying?  Are you multiplying light or deepening the darkness?

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