A Change of Reflection

{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Kate Motaung’s site, Heading Home}

Today’s word: Change

{Go}

She stands in front of the mirror taking in her reflection.

She is a woman, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a writer.

She is flawed. She is broken. She is beautiful.

But is that what she sees?

mirrorAs she looks at her reflection, she catalogs her flaws, her weaknesses, the things she needs to change.

You are my masterpiece.

She sees yesterday’s mistakes, the things she wishes she’d done better.

My mercies are new every morning.

She sees a mother who got angry and yelled at her children.

My grace is sufficient.

She sees a wife who struggles to trust and to forgive at times.

You can do all things through me and my strength.

She sees a woman without a passion or a purpose and wonders if she’ll ever do anything that matters.

I created good works for you and you alone to do long before I created the world.

She sees lies, she sees a distorted reflection. She sees through tears and struggles and worry and comparisons and lies; so many lies.

I see your heart, your purpose, your passion. I see my plans for you, my purpose, my Son’s redeeming blood that covers you.

She stares at her reflection, yearning to change so many things.

You are a new creation in me. You are becoming all that I created you to be.

The reflection in the mirror is not her, not who she thinks she is or will be.

The reflection in the mirror is Him. His Truth.

Trust me. Follow me. Seek me.

And so she does. For this day. For this moment. She surrenders all she is to all He is.

{stop}

 

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3 thoughts on “A Change of Reflection

    • judith heaney says:

      Thank you, David, for being such an encouragement to me in my writing here. I appreciate your feedback and the time you take to share your thoughts.

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