Do you remember those words from the Disney movie, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs :) When I was a little girl, I loved that movie & remember saying that to myself in a mirror. Gazing in the mirror there was a thin face peering back. And yet, I beheld the lovely face of a soon-to-be Princess on her way to a life of luxury in the "castle" of her dreams... Biltmore Estate :) Yes, that was my happily ever after dream destination.
Ahhh... childhood fantasies & memories, how they occupied my days!
And, as I say pretty often... and then life happened. The image I saw at a very early age was one of hope & beauty. But, over the years, the image that peered back at me often showed a person of insecurities - not a pretty face. It showed someone who wasn't quite enough. It showed a person who was no longer wanted in a relationship. It showed a person who hadn't been chosen for a part in a play or in a circle of friends. It showed someone who felt like a once-cherished-friend had moved on to bigger & better friends.
Recently when visiting a BFF girlfriend, I awoke from a very restful night of sleep. I stretched & gave out a LOUD groan of joy. Suddenly, I caught an image in the mirror across the room which took my breath away. I immediately began laughing loudly & grabbed my cell to captured a picture. The thought came to me... I'm made in the image of God. God is hilarious!
I'm thankful that I can see God in the hilarious... in the image of myself in the mirror... in the hope for today & tomorrow.
Q: Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all?
A: The One I want to reflect the rest of the days of my life. That's who!
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12Wow... God sees me as beautiful... because God sees me for what I can be & will be through Him :)