Mirror, Mirror, What Do I See When Looking at Me?
In the Word
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30).
Of the Word
How does the world see us? Sometimes the world perceives us as polished, poised, and — on a really good hair day — even pretty. Yet deep down inside, our feelings can be that we are anything but beautiful.
We have the feeling of dissatisfaction because we don’t have the perfect shape or figure. We live with the “if only” syndrome: If only I had thinner thighs, a flatter stomach, or lovelier locks, I would be happier with myself. As a result we feel anxious and fretful.
Through our intimate relationship with Him, Jesus gives us true beauty. He provides confidence to face each day, imparting a glow that no cosmetic or clothing can replicate. Our love for the Savior puts a twinkle in our eye, a spring in our step, and a peace in our soul. Makeup can cover imperfections and make us prettier, but Jesus’ love makes us beautiful. The next time you look into a mirror, smile. Know that Jesus has made you truly beautiful, inside and out!
Walking with my Lord
Dear Jesus, help me to accept myself as You have created me. Let all with whom I come into contact see You through the sparkle in my eyes, the kind words from my lips, and the love from my outstretched hands. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living as a Woman in Mission. Author: Terry Lee Kieschnick. 10/32 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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