Weekly Photo Challenge:Reflections


December 1, 2012 by JesstheMess

This weeks Photo Challenge is to “…create an image that uses reflections to force the viewer to question and interpret the reality of the shot.”

Reflections require an appropriate surface.  A reflection may be faint, it may be clear or intersected by shadows, but it needs a reflective surface.  Here the normal turbulence of the waves gives way to a patch of calm allowing for magnificent reflection.

St Clair, Dunedin

Interrupted in their admiration of the truck by their reflection in its wheels.Here it is a well polished hub cap.  The reflection tells us what we cannot otherwise see.  Two boys besotted with a truck suddenly finding themselves reflected in its wheels.

Our heart is a reflective surface.

As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man. [Proverbs 27:19 ESV]

The heart reflects our true nature, who we really are.  Yet who can see the heart?  God alone knows the depths of our heart, the true reflection of who we are.  The person we reflect through our words and actions to those around us, is at times faint, or forced, or covered by shadows.  God sees through it all.

For he knows the secrets of the heart. [Psalm 44:21 ESV]

He knows our secrets, our failures, our dreams, our intentions and whether we ever keep them.  In fact, not only is He the one who knows our hearts, the reflection of who we are, He is also the one who enters hearts and is himself reflected.  For those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, their hearts are made new and they become the surface that reflects Him.   The Son of God reflected in the hearts of His followers.

What does your heart reflect?  Does it reflect shattered dreams, attempts to portray an image far from real, or does it reflect the image of a beautiful, merciful, gracious God who comes to give you a new heart.

As you consider “reflections that cause you to question the reality of the shot”, consider also your heart and the reality of what it reflects.

The weekly photo challenge can be found here.

6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:Reflections

  1. Colline says:

    Love the first shot. And it is my hope that God’s love is reflected as well as that when others look at me.

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  4. SJPONeill says:

    So cool…both images are really effective takes on ‘reflections’…

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