I was driving between two lakes this week. The sky was cloudy and gray. The water reflected, however, some beautiful colors. The lake to the east of me had shades of purple. turquoise and yellow. The lake to the west of me had shades of green, silver and gray. They were both beautiful. Earlier I had seen some water in a marshy area that didn't reflect anything. It was ugly gray and muddy looking.
What these bodies of water made me think of was the fact that as human beings we are pretty ugly in many ways. The only true beauty we have is when we reflect the Person and Character of Christ. When we show His love, compassion and kindness, then we finally show some beauty.
Deep thoughts--shallow mind.