A mirror is like a social media post.
We can make it show just what we want to see.
Are our arms too big? Turn to the side, and they suddenly seem slimmer.
Dark circles under our eyes from a late night out? Dim the lights, and no one will notice.
In the mornings, we smile into the mirror, hold our shoulders back, and walk out the door feeling we’re the best we can be.
And maybe we are . . . except for that shirttail hanging out the back and the tissue stuck to the bottom of our shoe. Those things are there, also, and we haven’t looked hard enough.
Jesus says, “Let me reach through your mirror and reveal what I see.”
Luke 16:15 gives us the Master’s words:
“And he said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.’ ”
Here’s our take from this verse: We can dim the lights, turn just so, and smile our brightest smile, but God sees the tissue trailing us out the door.
Let’s take a long look in the mirror of our life and see what Jesus sees. Let’s let him reach through our mirror and help us tuck in our shirt and make sure our shoes are clean. Then when we shout out that we are Christians, we will have the reflection to back up our words.
Jesus makes us completely clean, even the things we cannot see.
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