1 Samuel 16:7 “For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
This work started as a thought about the past, about regrets and mistakes. Over time it morphed into something a bit more important. It poses a question to me about who I really am and how I see myself. It’s a reminder that what I see probably isn’t the real me.
We look at our image in the mirror and we see all our failures and flaws, we see our hopes and desires.
The reality of the image we see in the mirror is covered by what we believe about who and what we are. We have the power to change those beliefs, so every look in the mirror is a chance to change the image.
I think God looks at us and sees a being of infinite value, though it's hard to look in the mirror and see that. If we can remember that there is a pure and infinite being who knows us better than we know ourselves, and believes that we are of great value, I think there is a chance that we can begin to see that too.
I hope that you can start to see that image, the one that God knows and loves. I hope that you can change what you see in the mirror.