One of the major attractions in our house for kids is the large mirror in the dining area at kid level. It covers the wall under a shelf, giving the area a sense of spaciousness. It is about 42 inches tall, which is plenty of room for the little people to stand in front of and admire what they see, and that is what they like to do. When you stop and think of it, most mirrors are up away from children, so when they have one at their level they get a new dimension of entertainment. Children like to see themselves. It appears they are purely admiring what they see and fascinated with the different faces they can make and what they can see themselves to do. It has been stated that the mirror is one of the most interesting items for the children.
A mirror is a tool to help us. Many times we as adults also use the mirror to purely admire what we see, but a real beneficial use is that we see things about ourselves that need change and adjustment for proper presentation to the world. The Amplified Bible says “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty – emancipation from bondage, freedom. And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17, 18). A continued gaze into the Word of God under the direction of the Spirit of God will transform us into the image of God more and more in our experience. Children like to use a mirror to admire themselves. One aspect of looking into the mirror of the Word is to see our identity in Christ. It is good to see what God has done for us, and in our lives, and build on and grow into that which we see in the mirror of the Word. Another aspect of looking into a mirror is to see what changes and adjustments need to be made. “Reproofs of instruction are the way of life” (Proverbs 6:23). If we are going to continue in and excel in the life of God, we will be repenting and changing things in our lives daily – by looking into the mirror. If we never look in the mirror, we don’t see what is going on. The mirror of God’s Word is for our and others good. As we approach the view with prayer and openness to change, we will see things that we were not seeing before, and it will always be for the good. The Word of God is precious. It can help us in every way. Looking into the mirror each day is a good thing.