‘You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome – just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.’ Jean-Claude Van Damme
Mirrors are great but they’ll never show you what your truly worth and how valuable you are.
For example a review mirror is great because it shows you who’s behind you which is good especially in congested traffic or heavy rain, side mirrors are also excellent for merging into another lane or evan making way for an approaching ambulance, poilice car or fire truck to get by.
Those mirrors help us to live somewhat safer when were out on the open road. I can’t really argue any sold point against there value.
Than there’s the Mirrors that we tend to go to for personal validation and worth indicating. The mirrors that show us the flaws, imperfections, scars and the things we don’t really like about ourselves they cause comparison to lead the meassurement of our self- worth and ultimately the down fall of our confidence.
Whereby we start looking for the things we want to change about ourselves instead of the chance to love who we are. Who you see in the mirror is not an indication of your worth, maybe you worked two jobs or three and from 7am to 8pm you look different in the mirror? Maybe you are a single mother raising the children on your own, so you look in the mirror and question your value as a human being because you look beat and utterly worn out.
Maybe you recently lost a family member and through the grieving process your physical and emotional appearance has changed…
When I think about it further a Mirror can show us a current image of who we are right now, But it does not have the visual perspective of our heavely father. Because all the things that a mirror can show us in order for us to give a strong argument against our worth as a human being Jesus is totally counter cultural, because in his perspective our worth has nothing to do with us or what we think of ourselves but it’s how much he loves us evan if we don’t love him.
A miror shows a temporary image of an imperfect human being and I guess that’s the point.
We can spend a life time being validated by an image we see in a mirror or by someone’s opinion of us; or we can rest in knowing that we totally loved, totally free and completely accepted by a loving father (God) and an amazing friend called Jesus.