Friday, October 12, 2012

Chicago Skyscraper Reflections

 Many of the travel magazines that I peruse, have indicated that a delightful way to learn about the architecture of Chicago is by taking a cruise down the Chicago River, with a guide.  Therefore, I was delighted that I was able to enjoy such a cruise last month.  There are several different operators of Chicago River cruises, but the one that I chose (and can heartily recommend!) was the one that is sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation ( ).  The cruise lasted about two hours, and was so interesting, I would have been happy to continue riding on the boat indefinitely, if they would have let me!  A prominent feature of Chicago's modern skyscrapers, is their reflective glass surface, as shown in this photograph.  Because of the reflections, you can see the buildings on the opposite side of the river, from where your eyes are actually looking.  This characteristic is described in the Bible, when it reminds us that we are to reflect our LORD, by the way we live our lives.  It was one of my First Place 4 Health memory verses ( ) that embedded this fact in my mind:  2 Corinthians 3:18 says "And 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."  Anyone who knows me, can easily see I have a LONG way to go to become an accurate reflection, but at least now I know what the goal is supposed to be!  Each day I live, gives me an opportunity to polish up that reflection, while still pursuing miles of smiles!  Tricia
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