I am who God says I am. We are all so familiar with the fairy tale quip “mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all”? The magic mirror in this fairy tale was used as the source of truth to answer the ultimate question of the evil queen. In today’s world there are so many mirrors that claim to be the source of ultimate truth, defining who we are. Yet the mirrors that hang on the philosophical walls of this age do not have the prerogative of truth. If we stand in front of these mirrors they reflect a distorted view of reality. They cannot authentically and coherently answer the question of who we are. There is only one mirror that is the source of truth, and that is God’s mirror. When we look into God’s mirror, we see our true humanity. I am who God says I am.
The philosophical mirrors of the age not only reflect a blurred image, they boldly attempt to redefine who we are. Depending on which mirror you gaze into, the distorted reflections can include “you’re not good enough; you’re not valuable, you are not unique; you’re not attractive, you are just part of the sum total of all things; a merging into matter, you are just a by-product of biology, you are a highly advanced machine; you need to prove your worth, you’re not enlightened (but your reincarnation can fix that) or no one could possibly love you”. The reflections in these mirrors are based on false worldview assumptions. They turn our gaze inward and call on us to define and prove ourselves. But, I am who God says I am and that is a relief. When I gaze into God’s mirror I can see exactly who I am, because the One who created me has the right to determine who I am. I am who God says I am. At a first glance into God’s mirror, we see our true identity as made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). We cannot reinvent ourselves or ascribe our own worth because our Creator has already made us valuable, worthwhile, chosen, royal, a child of the King, the crown of His creation, the apple of His eye (just to name a few). The identity God gives us is ascribed and it is not earned. But God’s mirror does more because it points us beyond ourselves to the image of our creator. God’s mirror is not a magic mirror, it is a miraculous mirror. The more we relate to God and look into His mirror, we will notice the reflection progressively becomes an image of the One who truly is the fairest of them all; Jesus. We reflect the glory of Jesus as He transforms us more and more into His likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18). I am who God says I am!
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