I am not sure if it is a “girl” thing, but I know that as a little girl, I loved fairy tales. I have watched as each of our granddaughters have come to love princesses as well. Perhaps there is something in us females that has been wired to believe in fairy tales. We all want to live one, that is for sure.
Let me take you to a scene from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”:
“Once upon a time there lived a lovely little princess named Snow White. Her vain and wicked stepmother, the Queen, feared that some day Snow White’s beauty would surpass her own. So she dressed the little princess in rags and forced her to work as a scullery maid. Each day the vain queen consulted her magic mirror, “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”… and as long as the mirror answered, “You are the fairest of them all,” Snow White was safe from the Queen’s cruel jealousy.”
The Queen longed for the mirror to always respond that it was she, who was the fairest. Mirrors have a way of telling us things. Some we want to know ”“ like when we look attractive. Some we may want to overlook ”“ like some new wrinkles showing up. But a mirror will always speak.
Today I’m thinking about another mirror ”“
“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 one he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. ” (James 1:22-24 NASB)
God’s Word is also a mirror. In reading His Word, we see ourselves in the truth of His Word. We see exactly how we are to live our lives. When we hear and do not do what His Word tells us, we are exactly like the one who would see themselves in a mirror and not remember what they looked like.
But there is more.
I hope you will join me at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the importance of seeing ourselves through the filter of God’s Word.
**This is an edited post from 2012 which I had written.