Some years ago, my granddaughter Brianna and I were getting ready to go for a walk in the cornfield. After I zipped my jacket, the quick minded seven-year-old looked up and said, “Just look at yourself!” So, I went in to look in the mirror and didn’t see anything wrong. I looked again and saw everything wrong. I was wearing someone else’s jacket.
Fear of insignificance breeds the result it dreads and we arrive at the destination we were trying to avoid. Where we live, what we do, what we’ve done, or negative words spoken over us does not define us. It can’t.
I’ve noticed in a few conversations just this past week, people I know well, I don’t. Me included. We begin to forget who we are when the world paints over our created image and we’re tempted to re-shape ourselves.
If we’re not careful, sophisticated opinions of today may bend our own and our radiance becomes dim as we become swept away into a loud crowd.
And so I wonder . . . what are we clothed in when we just take a quick look at ourselves? Is it the same as when we stop and take a second – longer look?
We won’t see our true image in a mirror with eyes wide open. We need to look beyond a broken mirror that magnifies the cracks to see our true identity. The One who creates masterpieces out of pieces sees a reflection of radiance – clothed in Him.
We can see more clearly who we are when we close our eyes and look through His.
If you’re wondering if life is working – listen to
Remind Me Who I Am – Jason Gray
He is enthralled by my beauty. Psalm 45:11
I am wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
He calls me by a new name. Isaiah 62:2
I am His workmanship. Isaiah 64:8