A common attraction at our local county fair is the house of mirrors. When a person walks into the exhibit, you see your reflection ‘rearranged’ depending on the shape of the mirror’s width or height. One mirror makes you appear dwarf-like, another makes you appear tall and skinny, like a beanpole. As you look at your distorted image, you are deceived by the image you see in the mirror.
Although the house of mirrors can be appreciated as comic relief, the concept of the house of mirrors is a tangible spiritual illustration for how we can be misled into believing something other than what is true about God. Satan can keep us ensnared in doubt, deception and despair. His lies convince us God doesn’t love us or care about us. The enemy of our souls loves to maximize our problem and minimize God’s power.
Jesus came to make us free through the truth. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
We must live close to God, when we do we can face the truth about ourselves. We read the word and the word reads us. So when we look into the mirror of God’s word we see ourselves the way God sees us.
Romans 8:1-2 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
Let’s pray, “Thank you Father, that you sent your Son to set us free. Help me to remember in every situation, the truth will set me free. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”