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Encounter Friday

Why do we look into mirrors?

Maybe it’s because we love ourselves. Maybe it’s because we just want to look presentable. Maybe it’s because we’re scared to look into the mirror, and see someone who isn’t ‘us.’

Change scares a lot of us. That fact has already been established.  Just like how we might be scared of God changing, or life changing, I think we’re also scared of us changing. Looking into a mirror and seeing someone who is different from the year before, the month before, the day before, is something that none of us really think about often.

We want our reflection to relatively stay the same. We don’t want our hair to be out of place. We don’t want our clothes to look weird. We don’t want people to see us–think of us–differently. We don’t want to see ourselves differently. But why?

Zephaniah 3:17 says…

The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.

It would be incredible to see what God sees in each of us.   When the God of the universe – who knows everything – makes eye contact with each of us, and sees us for who we truly are.  In his love, he will no longer rebuke us, but instead rejoice over us with singing.

Maybe there will come a day where people can look into their reflection, and be proud of what they see. To see all the scars–inside and out–and see God’s love staring back at them. To see someone who isn’t afraid of change, but rather someone who welcomes it. Someone who let’s it in.

Let life change you. Let God change you. Let yourself change you. Look into the mirror, and be changed.

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