This is Macy’s favorite thing to do: smile at the baby in the mirror. After all, she’s so cute and always laughs at the same jokes! At her daycare, a huge mirror is screwed into the wall right at floor level. Macy loves to crawl over there and talk to her little friend.
I think we could learn something from this. How many of us are comfortable with ourselves? Do you like you? It might be a good place to start when we’re looking at remodeling our character. Would you want to be your friend?
A Rare Rock should have this kind of confidence, not a shallow persona that actually disguises insecurity, but a genuine sense of acceptance. This week my Teaching class learned that the basic theme of the Bible is reconciliation – it begins with God and humankind in perfect harmony, follows with the story of our separation from Him and His eventual incarnation for our rescue, and concludes with the promise of an eventual eternity together. For us to grasp this concept of reconciliation at all, we have to begin with the simple truth that God made us and has a plan for us to be in perfect relationship with Him, despite our failures.
So test yourself today. Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “Hello, Pretty Baby!” And smile. If you don’t like what you see, remember that God is in the business of beautifying us. Just ask for His help: 1) to see you as He sees you and 2) to embrace the changes He wants to help you make.