Will I Be More Than A Dim Reflection of Christ?

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Even a dim reflection of Christ shines brightly in the dark.

Ask my pastor. One of my favorite illustrations of his, is this one: As a kid exploring some caverns, his new (dim in daylight) glow in the dark watch was near to blinding!

It doesn’t take much.

  • A candle in the dark,
  • Faith of a mustard seed,
  • A smile
  • Saying thank you
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Have you tried starting the paper towel dispenser for the next lady at a public restroom? I have gotten some good reactions with this one!

Just noticing someone is often a great place to start.

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Girl in a blue dress. A Dim Reflection is about 3.5 hours to read

 

 

We know from last time, Anna is determined to stand for what she believes in, to fear God not man. Now, book 2:

A Dim Reflection of Christ

Anna’s family notices when something isn’t right. Risky business, but they notice, and care.

They try to help, each in their own way. A beautiful thing.

Anna again challenges me. Her determination and perseverance are great. Strong, and still believable. Reflecting Christ doesn’t come easily, but she does it anyway.

Little brother Caleb’s courage and sense of justice together with his wisdom are more than a dim reflection of Christ. He does credit to his faith and his family.

I was impressed with him in the first book, and again this time. Definitely looking forward to reading book 3, which continues Caleb’s story in a big way!

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to build their faith, enjoys Action / Adventure / History, and is at least in high school (due to the kidnapping / mild violence)

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Reflecting Christ in our Daily Lives

As Christians, our goal is to be a reflection of Christ our savior.

There are many ways we can be actively reflecting Christ daily. A few examples include:

  • Making our relationship with God a priority
  • Doing (and saying) the hard things. With passion, and with kindness
  • Doing good things that are within our power and ability

Take those one another verses, and apply them at home. In the grocery store. On the freeway.

It may be a little uncomfortable, but if I am to be more than a dim reflection of Christ, then I need to start now. With those I interact with regularly.

About The Author:

ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL writer of inspirational fiction and poetry is an author of multiple books
and enjoys sharing God’s love through the powerful art of storytelling.

Aleigha loves being a Community Assistant at the Young Writers Workshop and teaching
writing classes to her talented students.

When she’s not daydreaming about a new story idea or playing with her sidekick “Marley” (a Pomeranian mix) she can usually be seen traveling with her family’s gospel bluegrass band, “Fret Not” or making personalized author swag for her business Literary Treasures.

She doesn’t have to search very hard for inspiration.

Living in the Israel household, it’s guaranteed there’s an adventure waiting around every corner!

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ADim Reflection: The Back Cover

William Caverly can’t seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he’d rather forget.

His baby sister died. He saw her little body laid to rest beside their mother. But that doesn’t explain the dim remembrance he has of an event that happened not too long after that.

Shoreline and book cover

Charlotte Porter’s days are full and busy as she diligently teaches her young art students at her mother’s boarding school, and tries desperately to stay away from an annoying suitor.

Painting has been her passion and dream ever since she could hold a brush, but lately she has begun to question her mission and calling in life. What is her real purpose? And why does she know so little about her father, who supposedly died before she was born?

William thinks he’s discovered the hidden link that has kept him from his sister for over fifteen years. But then she’s kid-napped, leaving William no choice except to find her and get her back.

Once and for all.

Chess pieces. A Dim Reflection of Christ

 

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24 Comments on “Will I Be More Than A Dim Reflection of Christ?”

    1. That is why I am writing, to pique your curiosity, and help connect people with great books! Finding the reflection of Christ in each story is fun and fascinating for me!

    1. It is! Reflecting Christ isboth what we are called to and a natural outcome of spending time with Our Lord!

  1. This book sounds interesting, Aryn. And we really do need to be more than just a dim reflection of Christ–sometimes stories like these help me to see more my actions more clearly.

  2. “Doing good things that are within our power and ability.” So often I feel like some of the things He asks me to do are so small, they are not worth doing. But He simply needs our obedience in the small things, because often He uses those to make big impacts. Love this ❤️

  3. I love that quote, “Even a dim reflection of Christ shines brightly in the dark.” I hope I’m more than a dim reflection, but honestly, somedays I think that’s probably all I am. Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

    1. ? Yes, I hope I am reflecting Christ especially with my boys. Certainly I’m not the best, but I try.

      Thank you for hosting the linkup!

  4. I’m working on “Doing (and saying) the hard things. With passion, and with kindness”- and for me, patience. It is so true, sometimes just the littlest of things can make such a big impression and shine His light so brightly!

    1. Reflecting Christ isn’t easy, but we can do it with Him. Glad to hear that you are having some of those surprising, small successes!

  5. So very true.. sometimes I think I have to shine brightly or hide my light, but even a dim light is more blessed than no light at all.
    Thanks for the encouragement & insight. ? Sounds like a sweet book!

  6. This looks like a wonderful read! I’m always looking for new books to add to my summer vacation list and I think this one will make it! Thanks!

  7. Loved the reminder that even a dim reflection can be super bright in the dark! We won’t mirror Christ perfectly here on Earth, but we do reflect Him even in a small degree, and we can shine as lights to a dark world. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome Julie! Since Reflecting Christ happens when we draw close to Him, we should try to make that relationship our focus!

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