Have you ever looked at your reflection in a mirror? I don’t mean the type of look that you give to make sure your hair is in place or your make up is applied correctly. I don’t even mean the way you look at yourself and think about all the things you wish you could change. I am asking if you have ever really looked deeply in the mirror at your reflection. If you have, what did you see? We might see our frailties or our insecurities. Our fears and our nightmares may reflect in a way that no one else would ever notice. Hopes and dreams may shine as promises in our eyes. Or the disappointment of lost hopes and dreams may fill our hearts. We could see the strength it took to simply rise from bed and face the day. Or we could see the joys that await this day. But, I wonder – do you ever see God’s child?
I am told that I have a striking resemblance to my Father. When I look in the mirror, I don’t see that. When I look at pictures I do. But that’s not the same view I get in the mirror. I feel like that is how it is with God. We are God’s children, made in his image. I can tell you that. But do you really see that when you look in the mirror?
When I look at this picture, I see God’s image reflected in the water. The breathtaking view of the sky is reflected back to the heavens in the water. The seas that God has created are shining back to God with his amazing creation. And so are you. You are reflecting back to God the goodness that he has given. You are a reflection of his good creation. You are a sight to behold, you are his child.
So maybe we should take one more long look in the mirror. Maybe we should see our Creator at work in us. And maybe we will recognize our Heavenly Father when we look intently. We are, after all, his.
25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
27 So God created humankind in his image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
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