Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mirror, mirror..............


Just last night I had some time alone to go shopping, clothes shopping no less. So out into the blistering cold I trudged, finding my way to the local mall to where I had a gift card. 
Taking a deep breath I wandered my way through the billions of racks amidst the blaring lights, finding it a rather unpleasant task quite frankly. I walked around waiting for something to catch my eye. Nothing really did, until I saw a brand name I love and trust and suddenly I was in business. Exploring my new potential possibilities, I managed to find a few items that struck me, so off to the dressing room I went. I was somewhat expectant I must admit, until I tried on the first item as I watched myself in the insidious flickering florescent lit mirror. Then it hit me! Why, oh why, are dressing room mirrors so cruel? Will they ever be kind again? Deep sigh......I decided to go hunt for a new winter coat, in lieu of the clothing I so desperately wished would just fit right and make me happy. 
I actually find this whole scenario quite humorous. I realized that blasted dressing room mirror was much like the law. It points out all your blemishes and doesn't lift a finger to help. There is nothing wrong with that mirror, I can't get mad at it now can I. Ha! But guess what, I sure as heck don't have to stand in front of it and be scrutinized now do I. Notice how I quickly ran to find a coat to wear instead. Ha, I thought, how wonderful it is that I can wear my Father's glory coat instead and not worry about all the imperfections underneath. He sure isn't worried 'bout them, he doesn't even see them. To Him, I am perfect!!!


For what the law could not do.....................Grace has done!!! 

8 comments:

jul said...

There's probably not so much a problem with the dressing room mirror as with your eyes and your mind! Your mind needs to be transformed so you can see the beautiful woman you really are when you look into mirror... great parallel though with law etc though!

lydia said...

Haha, you are probably right, I just thought it was a good parallel for the law! Thanks for your vote of confidence - He calls me lovely!! I just want to 'feel' lovely in my own skin............

tigerbright22 said...

I know that feeling myself. I'm a guy and I've felt like that mostly always I think..If it's okay to say Lydia I think you're a pretty lady, and I'm guessing you'll just get more so.

Jamie said...

OH MY!! Cute pic, Lyds. You are the most adorable Eskimo I know. :)

Great post, too. Naturally.

sparrow girl said...

Loved this post and the analogy to the law!

You're a beautiful person, Lydia, inside and out!

lydia said...

Thanks y'all!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I am His beautiful daughter! Wow!! Amazing.......!!
and guess what so are you!!!!!!! Peace!!

The Lewis Family said...

Very pretty picture. Ha ha. Behold the lover eh.

lydia said...

Hey Bec ,didn't I see a pic of you like this on facebook with your cutie pie daughter :D