“We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
What an amazing privilege it is to be reminded that “we … all reflect the Lord’s glory” in our serving of him, whether that be with children, the elderly, people with disabilities or anyone else. We can become discouraged when our work seems to have little effect, we can become frustrated at ourselves or at others, we can fail to live up to what we know we ought to, but Holy Scripture reassures us that we nevertheless do indeed reflect something of the glory of God to others. And if that wonderful grace was not enough, Scripture goes on to emphasise that it is through precisely these circumstances that the Lord brings about our transformation into greater Christlikeness, such that as we faithfully serve the Lord He increases our reflection of his glory. This is emphatically not our work, but His, brought about by the Holy Spirit. What an amazing honour to be caught up in this Trinitarian work of grace!