Mirror Mirror on the Wall

 In Blog, Pam Cavanaugh

The inescapable activity of your day: looking into a mirror, checking it all out! When we look into a mirror it reveals who we are – what we truly look like. The mirror tells the truth! We can’t hide from what is going on with our hair, our face, and what we look like. The mirror is a reflection of us.

 

There is another mirror that we must dare not miss looking into every day. The Word of God is our mirror for checking out where we are spiritually. “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)

 

I just turned sixty and I am afraid the law of gravity is working quite well on my face! As I look in the mirror on the wall, I can see the signs of aging. We can tint that greying hair and we can put on make-up to cover up a little. But, in reality, the grey is still there – underneath it all, our little aging flaws do not diminish.

 

We look in the mirror and we walk away and we forget. Just like that grey hair that is still underneath, remaining sin is always present in our lives.

 

Do we become too comfortable with grace?

 

Oh dear friends, when we look into the mirror of the Word of God, it reflects what is going on in our hearts. We see our Christian walk and sometimes it can be painful. Let us not walk away from the mirror of the Word. May it cause us to look to Christ. So let’s take an assessment of our lives and reflect on who Christ is in our lives. That mirror of the Holy Spirit reveals to us our desperate need of Him. God must live in us, dwelling in us by the power of the Holy Spirit to empower us to change.

 

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25)

 

“ For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12) One day we shall see Christ face to face and we will know Him fully as He is. This is our hope.

 

Oh, remember and never forget…

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who’s that person after all?
Mirror, mirror of my heart,
Cause your divine word
To never depart

Pam Cavanaugh

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