“Mirror, Mirror…on the Wall...”
Many of us grew up reading and watching fairy tales in our youth. A timeless one is “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” We remember one of its memorable phrases:
On the wall
Who is the fairest of them all?”
The fairy tale, as adapted in a movie, is:
The Magic Mirror contained an imprisoned spirit who is referred to as the Slave in the Magic Mirror. In his first appearance in the film, the Evil Queen would consult with the Magic Mirror who the fairest of them all was. The Magic Mirror always told the Evil Queen that she was the fairest of them all. When asked who the fairest of all is, the spirit replies that, while the Queen is beautiful, a fairer being exists. When the Queen angrily asks for the girl's name, the spirit describes her, making it obvious to the Queen that Snow White is the one being referred to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Mirror_(Snow_White)
However, when I ran across this version of the quote, it led me to reflect:
On the Wall...”
“Do you see Christ in me at all?”
Many of us are so consumed as to how others view us. Sadly, we don’t seem to spend the same amount of time thinking about how God sees us.
The Bible says:
Psalm 139:14 (NKJV): “…for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;…”
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV): I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
James 1:23-24 (NKJV): 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
Song of Songs 2:10 (NIV): 10 My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.
“When you follow Christ, it’s written all over your lifestyle.”
“Our Christian lifestyle speaks much louder than our Christian vocabulary.”
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think about you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“It’s not about the mirror; it’s about the one we are trying to mirror.” Jimmy Pena
"Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside."
“What other people think of you is none of your business.”
“Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. Make peace with who God created you to be.”
“Live in such a way that if anyone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.”
"What we SEE depends mainly on what we look for" - John Lubbock
“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
“The world sees only what you do. God sees why you did it.”
We may be wise to adjust our focus from how we see ourselves or how the world sees us to how God sees us…