Years ago a colleague (Mary) said, “One day you look in the mirror and you ask yourself who in the world is that? You feel so young in spirit and even in mind, but your neck, hands and that person in the mirror will tell you otherwise!” I laughed, and Mary simply said, “You’ll see.”
It’s 23 years later, and Mary’s “prophecy” has come true!
I tried to blame it on the mirror. You know, since research has proven that there are “skinny” mirrors (sometimes used in dressing rooms to make you appear slimmer in clothing and to boost sales), I figured there must be “old” mirrors though for the life of me I cannot imagine why someone would create one. And who would buy one though obviously I had one? But there they are…crows feet, scratching all around my eyes. Take heart, they’re not alone; the gray hairs in my brows are keeping them company!
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see that you were fearfully and wonderfully made? (Psalm 139:14)
Do you see the apple of God’s eye? (Psalm 17:1)
Do you see God’s treasured possession? (Deuteronomy 7:6)
Do you see that you are made in the image of God? (Genesis 1:27)
Do you see what God sees?
Satan offers us trick mirrors. He would have us see ourselves as less than our God created us to be. In his mirrors we see all our shortcomings. We see our struggles and inferiorities. We see shame and embarrassment. We see the stain and guilt of sin.
But if our life is hidden with Christ in God – if we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, then whenever God looks at us, He sees Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God covering us.
Superstition says it’s bad luck to break a mirror, but I say smash whatever mirror Satan keeps holding before you and look into the mirror of God. See what He sees – YOU – His child. (John 1:12) A new creature. (2 Corinthians 5:17) A fellow heir with Christ. (Romans 8:17) The righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21) A temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17) One who is chosen, holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4), redeemed and forgiven (Ephesians 1:7), complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10) and dearly loved (Colossians 2:12).
Now that’s the mirror you need!
THIS WEEK, take a look in the mirror. Do you see what God sees?