The Beauty of the Kaleidoscope



Inside a kaleidoscope are many beautiful pieces of glass that make up an endless variety of unbelievable color patterns when the scope is turned and the pieces fall into the light.  With each turn of the Kaleidoscope, a new design is created. When it stops, the design is complete – for a while.

Each piece brings beauty and richness to the design. They are different shapes and colors. However, not all the pieces make it into the design every time.  There are other pieces waiting inside for their turn to shine in the light.  All this makes up the magnificence of the kaleidoscope!

Doesn’t that sound like life?  I think we are like those pieces of glass that make up the grand design of life.  I believe that God, in His infinite love and wisdom, causes us to shine, as His light shines through us.  Just like in a Kaleidoscope.  Whether you are in the busyness of life, or find yourself in the mundane of every day, you still catch the Lord’s eye and His light shines through you!

Sometimes we find ourselves waiting to utilize the full potential that we know we carry deep within us.  It appears as if we have tumbled down into the darkness of the Kaleidoscope and we fear we will never have our moment in the light, again or ever.

What season are you in?  Are you in a time where you realize the joy of where you are?  Or, are you waiting for the moment when your design becomes visible?

I think we really are just like those pieces of glass.  They are different sizes and colors, yet they are all part of the design when the Kaleidoscope turns. Some pieces stay in the light longer than others, but I have learned that it is not a worrisome thing to tumble out of the design, as all pieces – all of us –  need seasons of rest, development and waiting.  There is an ebb and flow to our lives.

No mater where you are this moment, the Lord sees you and declares that you are a magnificent creation of His handiwork!   He smiles when He sees you and His heart fills up with unconditional and eternal love.  His light shines through you, for you are beautiful and bring forth depth and richness when His light shines through you!  Even in the waiting, you shine brilliantly!


About delanab2012

I am joyful, creative, and fun. I am also serious, pensive and contemplative. I'm what you call one of those outgoing introverts. I have a genuine extroverty side but also need my introverty alone time to regroup. What's that new term? Oh yeah, ambiverts. That's a good description of me I love deeply. My best friend, is my husband David, whom I love with every fiber of my being. Friendships are very important to me. Each friend is a multifaceted treasure. I love the Kingdom of God and my Jesus, therefore, life is full of hope, joy and promise!

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  1. Adore you and each and every word you have written! You will have to see the special kaleidoscope I purchased in Door County while I took my Mom there. It is special because my dad had given me a small gift of money before he died, and I always wanted a kaleidoscope due to my fascination with shaw, colors and light. It is very special to me. Thank you for this! Hugs of love ~Cheryl

  2. Ahhh Delana – Papa always shines through you and this blog entry is just one more kaleidoscope turn with you up and shining forth his love on the earth! I find myself wrapped up in the constant celebration before the throne, where day and night the beloved shine before God. It’s just got me entranced! If I shine on earth, it’s just a by-product of that astounding celebration! I love how you shine – never stop beauty!

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