Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the finest of them all? A question I ask. As I wait anxiously for a response I begin to think about some characteristics that best describe me. 5 ft 9 give or take, not the tallest but I guess I’m not the shortest. Size 6 feet for a guy, yes a bit small but that’s all good. Not the most athletic build but I’m not too out of shape, a few gym sessions and we are good. I pause for a second and giggle to myself, this is starting to sound a little like an online dating profile.
Mirror mirror on the wall who’s the finest of them all? Again I ask then another thought appears. I wonder what type of mirror stands before me. Is it a mirror whose decision will be based on the standards that have been shaped by society and its expectations of what beautiful is or is this mirror one that is based on the word of God?
I hope it’s one that is based on the word of God because I know what the Word says about me…. Psalms 139 vs 14 tells me “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful” and doesn’t Genesis say “God created mankind in his own image” and I believe God is beautiful and if He made me in his own image then what does that say about me? And wait didn’t God stand and look at His creation and say “it is very good” Genesis 1vs31 and last time I checked I am part of His creation.
I then remember James 1 vs 23-25 which says: “Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”
James 1 vs 23-25 encourages me to carefully listen to the Word of God and keep it close to my heart that I may apply it in my life. That when I have moments of doubting and looking for validation of my worth in other things, I may then remember what He says about me and apply that. A challenge to all of us, to a people who won’t walk away from the mirror and forget what we look like immediately but a people who will remember who they are in Christ Jesus.
So I begin to stand on the word of God remembering my worth in Christ Jesus. And as I begin to apply it to myself – I am precious, I am beautiful, fearfully, and wonderfully made. Let’s not forget that I am a royal priesthood. My spirit beings to rise, a change in posture, then a smile appears. Finally an answer from within… “you are! You are the finest of them all for you are God’s precious creation”.