Jesus is like the stream, in a spiritual sense, when we want to see what God is like, we look at Jesus. In Hebrews 1:3 MSG it simply states
This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!
Jesus perfectly mirrors God, he came to help us understand how God wants us to live, Jesus had problems with friends and family,he was tempted and confronted darkness just as many of us at some point in our lives, Jesus reacted with wisdom, grace, kindness, goodness, self control, and love, and showing Gods unfailing love for us in his death. It is sometimes hard to work out What? Who? or Where? God is in our lives, we are limited in our thinking and understanding but we can be certain of his character when we look at Jesus. God asks us to grow closer to him by reflecting the character of Jesus to others.
Dear God, thankyou for making a way for us to know you, help us to grow closer to you by looking at Jesus.
Acknowledgement J Benson Schuldt
The message The Bible in contemporary language
When you sit on the Coln riverbank in Bibury there are lots of things to see. If its a busy day in the summer your attention is often drawn by watching visitors and if you sit for a few minutes you may feature in many a tourist photograph. But if you are lucky to find a quiet moment often your eyes are drawn to the water, firstly into it, watching the Trout gliding around, then above the water the Dragonfly or Kingfisher in their beautiful colours , then your eye may see the reflections on the water. The reflections remind me of a picture I saw recently of a similar stream, in the picture the sky was not visable but the reflection in the water revealed the location of the sun, the treetops and the hazy atmosphere.