"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?” You likely recognize this quote from the story Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The mirror is owned by the Wicked Queen who asks this question every day. So, what was the Queen's deepest desire and need that drove this relentless question? I concluded that she pursued love and acceptance to reach the deepest part of her being. And it is no wonder why this was the Queen's focus, since love is the third essential need to human survival, right behind food/water and safety.
How I wish I had a mirror that could reflect back to me the love and acceptance I so deeply desire! But what if that mirror does exist? What might radically change within you if the mirror in which you looked reflected back to you compassion, love, acceptance and grace? Author Joyce Meyer writes, “God’s love for me is perfect because it’s based on Him, not on me. So even when I failed, He kept loving me.”
When we are in relationship with our Heavenly Father, we can see the reflection of His love and goodness. God is love. God created each of us as a gift, wrapped beautifully in His perfect love. This Valentine’s Day, I am not thinking about chocolates and flowers. I am reflecting on the truth that we do indeed have full access to this mirror that reflects back the love and acceptance we deeply need. God fully knows each of us, loves each of us, and desires to piece together the broken mirror through which we see ourselves. May we all seek out our Heavenly Father so that the reflection we see in the mirror of God is no longer broken, but whole and complete.