Mirror Mirror

James 1:22-25

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

A few years ago, before the kids, my wife and I went on a cruise. Not just any cruise but a cruise on, what was at the time, the largest cruise ship in the world. This thing was ginormous, complete with rock climbing walls, ziplines, wave pools, and a midway. The midway resembled a boardwalk complete with a carousel and carnival mirrors. One mirror would make your head look long, another mirror would make your legs look short. What they had in common was that they all distorted reality.

Many of the mirrors we look into distort our true selves. Anytime we look to media, social or otherwise, the image of ourselves we get back is distorted. Most often the image we see in those mirrors tells us we are not enough. However, there is a mirror that gives back a true reflection. A mirror that does not distort. A perfect mirror with a perfect reflection. 

Scripture is that mirror. It shows us who we really are. And the good news is, if you don't like the reflection looking back at you from that mirror then you can be changed by the Mirror Maker.