Mirror Mirror on the Wall
by Gloria Laroza T.
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
When you look at the mirror, do you like what you see? You may think, “What kind of insulting question is that?”
It’s not my intention to offend anyone. I just want to share with you what God has put in my heart today through the eyes of a mirror.
Someone said that “ mirrors are womens' best friend”. We keep a compact mirror in our purses all the time. If we forget, we are in deep trouble. It’s like an emergency. (Well, maybe not everyone carries them, but majority of us anyway.)
Yet, I hate to look at myself at the mirror in the morning. It’s like looking at the continuation of a bad dream. One time I almost screamed, “How did those creases and ugly lines form overnight? Where did those bags under my eyes come from? And those foreign objects (white and black spots) weren't there yesterday!" I pinched myself thinking I was just having a nightmare. No… I wasn’t, unfortunately!
So I promised myself, never again will I look at the mirror upon waking up. Thank God for “cover girl” and “maybelline” - I can face the world again!
Honestly, I don’t like to hear the word mirror. It brings back sad memories. I don’t want to go into detail, but it has to do with self-confidence. It seems like the enemy has been targeting this very sore spot in my heart. It has to do with the world’s idea of beauty and how it is associated with self esteem.
Yet, I am writing about it because God’s message is very clear to me this morning. Now I can look at the mirror again anytime of the day.
You see, I sent a card with an inspiring Scripture verse to a friend. I didn’t know how much it had lifted her up. What a perfect timing! She received my card after she looked at the mirror putting her mascara on, feeling dejected, until God reminded her how beautiful she is in His sight. She wrote to me how much I blessed her this morning. She didn’t know she blessed me even more.
This is the message that God wanted me to share with you:
When I look at the mirror,
I see God’s beauty
shining in my face,
radiating from inside of me.
I look at myself as the Apple of God’s eyes
His dearly beloved child.
And I smile, knowing
I am beautiful,
Not as much as the world sees ,
But how God sees me.
When you look at the mirror, do you like what you see? If you are His child, be thankful, God sees you as beautiful, unique, valuable, and the apple of His eyes. No mirror can deny that.
“ And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us…” -Psalm 90:17 (NKJV)
"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord makes His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace." - Numbers 6: 24-26(NKJV)
May the glory of God shines upon you all today and everyday. Amen.
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Dear Gloria... this was excellent! You connect so well with your readers through your humor and your heart-felt words. Your words show that you understand the very human nature in all of us. Then, you take us deeper into God's Word and we grasp nuggets of His wisdom through your beautiful faith! Like my sisters, I will see a different image looking back at me, now, when I look into a mirror. We are all 'fearfully and wonderfully made'! AMEN! Love, Peggy
We all can relate to this, Gloria...I think it has been a thing down through the ages that gets us down, looking in a mirror..."Am I really as old as this image pictures me?" I was stressed about this a few years ago when I wrote this poem. (Hope the link works)-- A King Within...God bless you...Helen
Thanks for taking the time to comment on my article, sisters. As Helen wrote: "Man sees just on the outside, but God's eyes search within. If your heart's right with Jesus, to Him, you are a king."
Great article. God sees our hearts more than the outer physical appearance. We, of course, are very aware of our looks. I love the way you have presented this truth. Thank you for sharing. God Bless you.
Gloria, You radiate His love and presence. You are a treasured child of the Most High. If we could only see ourselves the way that He sees us. Thank you for a very good word in season. Hugs.
Thank you so much Gloria for this beautiful reminder of how Christ sees us. I will think of His beauty being upon me from now on when I look in the mirrow. I love you, Sharon
If we can grasp but a fraction of the very deep and abiding love God truly has for us, we would not be able to contain our joy and it would show up in our smile, our countenance, in such a way that the world would have no choice but to notice. We can't find it in a bottle or formula. It's God's own "plastic surgery" and, no matter our weight, height, shape of our face, color of our eyes, texture of our hair, we become simply beautiful... wearing God's beauty from the inside out. It's that radiance that attracts people. They look at someone who's discovered God's amazing love and can't help but say "I want what you have!" As Sharon said, I won't see a mirror the same way either. God bless you, Sister. You are SO radiant! The love of God shines all over you!!