Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
The queen in the story of Snow White was a very beautiful woman. Nevertheless, she was very insecure. She would summon the spirit in the mirror to answer the most pressing question on her mind:
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall
Who is the fairest one of all?
The mirror would affirm that she was indeed the most beautiful woman in the land...until, one day, she wasn't. And then the queen committed all sorts of bad deeds--to herself and to others--to get the answer she wanted.
When you look in the mirror, what does it say to you? Does it merely point out a strand of hair out of place, or the need for lipstick reapplication? Or does it tell you that there is something wrong with you?
You aren't pretty enough.
You aren't strong enough.
You aren't thin enough.
These are whispers from the Evil One, who is trying to rob you of your joy. Of your worth. Of your individuality. Of your potential. His whispers are inaudible, but we hear them as easily as if he had shouted them. And it is incredibly easy to believe him.
Why are we so receptive to his lies?
If you tell a small child that a newborn puppy is dangerous and something to be feared, he will believe you. Why? Because he knows no different. The truth is absent from his young mind. The same is true for grown people: If they do not possess the truth, they will believe any lie.
So let's explore what the Bible has to say about who we are and what we look like. Once we hear and understand the truth from God's own lips, we will no longer believe lies.
And the mirror will speak something altogether different from now on.