Looking in the Mirror

20 04 2015

Small children don’t spend a lot of time looking in mirrors. They don’t feel a need to check their hair, make sure their clothes match, or that they look put together for the day. When they do look in the mirror, it is always with a bit of surprise and amazement. They like what they see. They are fascinated with the one staring back at them. They engage the person in the mirror as if their reflection was a friend. Children live within the reality that enfolds them. If they are told they are precious, loved, beautiful, and smart, they believe it. They live it. It is only later, when other voices begin to crowd their world that they begin to check the mirror and doubt the value of what they see there.

God wants us to live within His reality. It is His love that enfolds us, His grace that defines us, and His purpose that directs us. He wants us to believe what He says about who we are and who we can be in Him. Daily, He tells us that we are precious, loved, beautiful, and chosen. Faith is believing that what God says about you is true. Faith is choosing to live in that truth every day, even when other voices tell us differently.

My Jesus Resolution today is to look in the mirror and look for God. The world expends a lot of energy telling me that I fall short – not pretty enough, successful enough, strong enough, smart enough, or valuable enough to be worth their notice. Those voices are powerful because they are so persistent. I want to be like a little child. I want to look in the mirror and see the person God wants me to see. Look in the mirror with me today and celebrate the person you see – the special person Jesus gave His life to redeem.


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