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(Photograph by Edwin Redrino)


We’ve installed a mirror against a blank wall in our home last week. I am delighted to see the reflection it makes of the opposite side of the room making the place appear twice as big as it actually is. Yet I believe that the most significant image that the mirror reflects is not the content of the room, but the image of the person looking through it.


They say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” How important this truth is in terms of looking at our own individual worth. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to lift one’s self when memories of our wrong choices and decisions harrow up our souls.


A very good friend once reprimanded me for beating myself up over some things I’ve done which I was not very proud of. She would have none of my (what she calls) “self-mutilation,” and reminded me that we were “friends without conditions, ifs or buts, period.” I was humbled by how she viewed me and how she helped me magnify my strengths instead of my weaknesses and shortcomings. 


There is One who sees us more than we could ever possibly see ourselves. He knew us even before we came here on earth and knows exactly what we are capable of becoming. He loves us beyond what our human minds can comprehend, so perfectly that He bought our fallen souls with His precious blood.


At times when looking through a mirror reflects images of self-doubt and worthlessness, we can find relief and certainty from His perfect love for we are of divine worth. He offers peace that “passeth all understanding.” How comforting it is to know that we can come to Him for healing and rest from the weariness of this world. He is indeed our Savior, our friend, our all.  


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