Recently, I installed a mirror on the back of our bedroom door. Hannah has become fascinated with it. Now, I do not know if Hannah is vain, but she does like to look at herself anytime she can. She watches herself eat in the reflection of the glass at Braum’s. She climbs up in her her chair at home just to look in the little mirror on the wall. She watches herself dance in the reflection of the glass on the back door. Now, that we have the mirror she goes into our room to look at herself.
Last night, we were playing and she pulled me back to our bedroom, closed the door and started playing in front of the mirror. She would laugh and watch to see how she looked laughing. She would make faces. She would jump up and down, walk backward while looking at herself to see how she looked. Hannah loves the mirror. She watches herself.
In our spiritual life, God has placed mirrors for us to look at to see how we look. When I look in the mirror I see a short and stubby guy, but what does God see? God does not look at the outward appearance but He looks on the heart. What do I look like when I look at the mirror?
The mirror is His Word. His Word is lamp unto our feet, a light for our path. The book of Hebrews says that the Word of God is the discerner of the thoughts and the intents of our heart. When we look into the mirror of His Word what do we look like? Do we look more like the world or like Jesus?
The intention of our Christian life is to look more like Jesus. The longer we know Christ the more we should look like Him until we are perfected in Heaven. II Corinthians 3:18, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Are we being transformed? Is our pride weakening instead of strengthening? Are our motivations pure and our hearts true? We should be looking more like Jesus when we look in the mirror.