I stand before the mirror trying to understand. I am not seeing who I really am just yet. Yes, I see the flaws, but also the hope. If I look deeply enough into my own eyes, I can see the dreams that burn in my soul. While in this state of observation, I hear His Word, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”*
Looking at the mirror, I picture it steaming up with moisture. I imagine if I can wipe it with a clean towel perhaps I’d see myself as I really want to be seen. If I wiped hard enough perhaps I’d see the face of Jesus looking back at me. Laughing, I walk away from my own silly thought. My reflection will never be perfected by my own efforts to wipe away anything.
It’s time to find that quiet place once again; the place where I can be still and let myself be known; this is where I come to fully know.
*1 Cor 13:12