Reflecting Him

"He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind ceased and there was great calm." 1

"For wisdom is more mobile than any motion; because of her pureness she pervades and penetrates all things. For she is a breath of the power of God, and a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; therefore nothing defiled gains entrance into her. For she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness. Though she is but one, she can do all things, and while remaining in herself, she renews all things; in every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets; for God loves nothing so much as the man who lives with wisdom." 2


The Master stretches out His palm
Above my turbulent water.
The churning ceases; all is calm,
Placid: a mirror for Master.

Love peers into this looking glass,
Seeking the created image.
His glories stream; the waters pass
Praises reflecting His Visage.

Pure and serene; love reflects Love
To others who peer in this sea.
His countenance in every cove:
He can be reflected in me!

When, in His Name, I'm serving them,
Will my love be reflecting Him?

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Mark 4:39
2. Wisdom 7: 24-28