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The Kaleidoscope of Life: God Lights Our Way

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Oh the Beautiful Colors That Come From the Light of God!

Oh the Beautiful Colors That Come From the Light of God!

Kaleidoscope Of Life

Kaleidoscopes simple or complex use a prism where two or more incline to one another with angles. These surfaces refract white light. Transposing it into an array of hues. Thus producing an ever-changing view of symmetrical patterns.

In this same way, social media allows a kaleidoscopic witness of existence. It provides designed imagery and pretense to our life pieces, establishing a false sense of symmetry from our fragmented realities.

Our regard can become distorted as we interpret living through the tunnel vision of technological communication; where the intrinsic appeal lies, with cracked portions seen within a motley illusion. The many hues and colors are brilliant as they dance before our eyes. They appear shattered and confused until mixed with touches of shimmer. The important thing to remember is that as this symbolism breaks, sections are coming together in elegant ways. Clear vision makes these images unique.

Do we hide behind the lens? Do we alter presentations, preventing others from seeing our truth? Humanity deceives by distorted truths of appearances, blocking the richness that will shed clarity on the true heart of man.

Broken or Whole Depends on The Wiew

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Brokenness is Beautiful When in The Right Perspective

Confusion takes hold as life presents itself in broken pieces. We try to comprehend what’s happening while living in a vacuum of deception. Challenges to our imagination unfold, as we experience pain and suffering in our circles. Then the media expands the view with graphic depictions of horrific circumstances around our world. This reality leads to a state of loss, contorting our fantasy of safety.

· To fantasize with idealism can cause harm, for example setting ourselves up to deliver the perfect child, only to meet with infertility, or in the least an imperfect child that needs teaching to navigate their environment.

· Shaky foundations form if we place young couples in the newness of a relationship on pedestals. As they start their walk in life, we should share the reality that bliss comes from truth, understanding, faith, hard work, and loving without expectation or condition.

· It can draw us to covet our neighbor as they intertwine with seasonal opportunities, forgetting we scurry among the web of life and sticky catches come along the way. There will be highs and lows, but when on top you may fall. When nearing the bottom, you can always move upward!

· Roller coasters of emotional and physical stress can challenge and yet reward can follow. They exemplify the yin and yang relationship of an aged couple glowing in the light that led them through every step with Christ as their center.

Struggles complicate! Although, we rely on the light of God. His light exposes circumstances ending in the most precious moments in life. He makes broken pieces into amazing works of art when seen through His Kaleidoscopic view; life is always purposeful.

There is a Light at The End of a Tunnel

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There is Always a Glimpse of Light Seek It

Life brings the up or the down moments, God’s infinite light is the provision in our kaleidoscope. He is bringing our broken pieces together into a visual wonderland. He holds us in His grip as He turns the earthly cylinder. When our picture appears unfamiliar, God allows for changes. Some of these changes bring bright, beautiful images, quick and without hesitation. There’s immediate visualization in these cases, with the fresh bursts of color into the developing picture God is creating in our lives, and we become fervent participants.

When the glass seems shattered and disjointed, we have greater difficulty seeing through to the beauty of his design. We often get distracted, lost in the steps it takes to turn the barrel to a more brilliant picture. Sometimes, the process is slow. We become weary, a tad impatient for the outcome. Wait, then the exact colors and beads come together where we can live in a complete state of grace and acceptance.

Stages of a Walk Vary

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Different Phases can Lead to the Same Place

We’re in different phases of our faith walk. Busy aligning with the “right” Christians, religious practice, and the whatever. As long as it’s not considered “wrong.”

Our weak flesh concerns with world opinion. We become guarded in our presentation, although embarrassed when caught in the act. Learning and displaying the attributes of God should be our focus, seeking to embody His likeness our priority. Aren’t we missing the point when led by most people or opinions as opposed to the wisdom of God’s word?

It’s difficult to gain skills if not practiced. Fluency in a language happens only after years of practice. This dedication reaps the reward with the ability to converse. We encourage this learning process with words and yet limit our time practicing the universal language of God’s love.

The Book

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Encouraged

I want to encourage you. You can find a relationship with a deity. That’s right folks, three amazing figures in one. It’s called the Godhead. Father, Son, and Spirit. Knowing the perplexity and immense wisdom that comes from this relationship can light a fire inside the darkest house, and this gets me excited. It makes me want to learn more about it, talk about it, and share it.

I am encouraged to have open discussions that cause hunger for the increased understanding of God’s teachings. Arguments that will better my application and challenge me to improve my skills of loving as many as I can. This ignites a desire to reach more of the lost.

I’m a faithful and honored servant, admitting my imperfections and pathetic denial of His word until He brings it to my attention. To be honest, my imperfect self-needs for some imperfect believers to join the accountability train. Seeking the confidence that others won’t shake me off, but hold me up.

When walking the proverbial plank of a believer, amid a world that would have one deny faith, I want others to walk that plank with me in unity. Earthbound in sin can make it tricky to keep one’s focus alone, but when we gather God is there.

Saddened, I coexist with “Sunday Christians” as we act out a role and then throw God’s teachings by the wayside, because of fear. Fear of what? Well, I’m not sure of what! Perhaps acceptance or concern for loneliness. Another guess is that we guard ourselves, worried that we will become the target of attacks.

I find us lame, as we play the part of honorable Christian. The type that loves you when you’re looking and stabs you when you turn around. But then claim to love you like Jesus! The truth is Jesus loves us ten thousand times better, and without condition.

We are works in progress or else we would have full clarity and understanding. Nothing in this kaleidoscope could confuse or curtail the imagery God has for us.

Claiming we have faith does not keep us from the explosions in life. Glass shatters, things break! How we react in ruins shows our innards. Do we allow God’s light to shine from the inside out? Do we stumble? That’s okay, pick up the pieces, and get back on track.

Letting His Light Shine

A kaleidoscope without light and reflection is dim. The view creates the beauty, the impressive bursts of eccentric colors coming together, pattern after pattern.

Let’s make our kaleidoscopes worth viewing!

Life is confusing. When we see a child struggling here, wondering, why would they be born into this world only to suffer a life of neglect or abuse?

Perplexing over the “why” things happen can make us stagnant. Fixing our eyes on why some people experience long-suffering or remain lost in disillusionment can stifle. Do they choose it? Are they being trusted to handle more, or perhaps a mixture of both?

There are times we play a part in wrecking the view, how about we supply some vision instead? If we allow the light of God in, then it will grow, and nothing can put it out! Then imagine how beautiful and purposeful our kaleidoscope could be.

~ Kaleidoscope ~ by Kate Havnevik

What is a Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is a circle of mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other end creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off the mirrors. Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster,the word "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful, beauty"

© 2012 Kathy Henderson

Comments

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on February 11, 2012:

glmclendon ~

You are so kind and I am happy you enjoyed the hub ~ It is so relaxing for me to write these days ~ thank you again and God Bless

glmclendon on February 11, 2012:

Once again you have hit a homerun. This was so good.

Yes it is God's grace, something we all need. You have been blessed with the skill to write as you do!

Stay Well

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on February 11, 2012:

vtwilli ~

Thank you for stopping in and for you sweet comment have a blessed day :)

Kathy Henderson (author) from Pa on February 11, 2012:

Debbie ~

Thank you for reading ~I hope things are improving for you husband I believe you stated you were in recovery mode after his accident. (If I remember correctly) Prayers going up for you and Him :) and again thank you so much for your lovely comment.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on February 11, 2012:

It is so true..we are so privileged to be the clay in the Potter’s hands. awesome.. hub.. I love to read your writings.

voted way up

debbie

Vanessa T Williams from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 11, 2012:

That is beautiful and this picture is also very beautiful Too.