I look in the mirror & see white hairs, saggy abs and many other flaws.
God caught my glimpse in the mirror & informed me I was no longer to focus on my lack.
Then through worship & a moment suspended in time, He showed me the way I look to Him.
Pure, spotless Bride.
And His eyes as He looked towards me?&
I never want to look into any other mirror to see any other reflection but the one I found in His gaze.
Unadorned, unabashed, without barrier, Love.
Unadorned because it is so beautiful it needs no other packaging but Him.
Unabashed because He has no shame in how He feels towards us, nor any reason to hide it.
Without barrier because He is running towards me as fast as I come running towards Him.
Mutual pursuit was seen in that brief vision I experienced.
And the background wasn’t the sight of my bathroom in the mirror’s reflection…
It was the radiant glow of wide open spaced adorned with natural wonder….. fresh growth & newly opened wild flowers on display, birds chirping their love songs…
all for their Creator, mirroring back their thanks & love to the One who first loved them.
For He loves the works of His hands, and took great care when creating it all.
Especially man & woman, as we reflect directly back to our Creator, in whose image we were made.
So the next time you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, remember how precious you are to Him, and how beautiful He finds you.
His perception is the true one we are to believe, not our earthy eyes or the comments of others.
For when we invite Jesus into our hearts, and the Spirit takes up residence, we begin to resemble our Maker all the more, and His image reflects all the greater through us.
When you are head over heels in love, you don’t notice your beloved’s flaws.
You just know you want to be near each other, always. Seeing the One you love. Not looking anywhere else for the love you know is reflected back in His gaze.
Our Beloved has no flaws, and through the blood of Jesus, no longer do you!
Today, strip everything away that you have been letting keep you from fully embracing the Lover of Your soul. Let Him be the mirror reflecting who you really are to you, always.
Come, Beloved, Come…