When I was little, I was fascinated by how I
could take a U.S. penny, place a sheet of writing paper
over it, then make the image of that coin appear
by tracing over the impression with a pencil.
Gradually, Abraham Lincoln's head would appear.
In a way, when we submit to the obedient scrutiny
of the Spirit of Jesus, His image appears as He rubs
off on us. We count this process precious, because
seeing Jesus appear, as individuals and as His Body,
is a blessed confirmation; it is the affirmation of
salvation given and in-progress.
Living Word, You are always writing,
once again, trace my heart
as with a penny,
over my life, I stay still
underneath your Spirit's shining
till I see the witness
of your sacred Head appearing,
and this etching joined to my brothers'
and sisters' shows
your Face, that we are realigning
to be the Body,
where all meditation
leads our selves
to cherish Your Reflection.