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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

As in water face reflects face, so a man?s heart reveals the man.  Proverbs 27:19

Photo courtesy of microsoft office.The evil queen walked to the mirror, looked, and said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”

If you are a Disney fan, you have probably watched this scene in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs many times. While we don’t have a talking mirror on our wall that tells us the quality of our looks, we have something better that tells us who we are: the Word of God.

A glass mirror can only project back the physical image looking into it. When we depend on that reflection to gauge our view of ourselves, we are limited. We see the wrinkles, zits, and sags and judge our worth accordingly. But the physical part of us is not our true being.

A wavy mirror like those in arcades and circuses give a distorted image. We may look super tall or incredibly fat, but we are not seeing the true person. Distorted thinking does the same thing. An incorrect view gives the wrong image to our mind, which transfers to our actions. 

It’s important to see ourselves through the correct mirror—the mirror of the Word, and to have revelation of how God sees us. As water or glass reflects our face, our hearts reflect our true being. Our inner man is what God looks at, no matter what the glass mirror says.

If we could ask the mirror who is the fairest, the answer would be Jesus. And because He has made us to be like Him, we can be the fairest too.

Look at yourself through the correct mirror and see what God sees in you.

(Photo courtesy of microsoft office.)

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Barbara Latta

Barbara Latta’s desire is to help others find intimacy with God through a deeper understanding of the power of the Word. She writes a monthly column in her local newspaper and contributes to devotional websites and online magazines and has stories in several anthologies. She enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband. Their rides inspired her book, God’s Maps, Stories of Inspiration and Direction for Motorcycle Riders. Barbara’s blog can be found at www.barbaralatta.blogspot.com. She has two grown sons and one daughter-in-love and adores being Mimi to her granddaughter.


  1. So true, Barbara! Your devotions mean so much to me.