Recently I went out to breakfast with a friend. It was good to catch up on how things are going with him and spend time encouraging one another. I had Eggs Benedict Florentine, which includes steamed spinach. We talked for at least an hour and I excused myself to visit the men’s room. I glanced in the mirror and realized I had a rather significant piece of spinach caught between one of my front teeth and the smaller one next to it. Ugh! I couldn’t believe I had been smiling and laughing for an hour without realizing it was there. It’s bad enough with a piece of bread or dough, but at least that is light-colored. Nobody could miss dark green! So that’s why the server was smiling so big every time I responded to her questions. How embarrassing!
God’s Word is like a mirror (James 1:22-25). Without it we can live our lives thinking that we are doing fine, when in actuality there are adjustments that need to be made. When we spend quality time in the Word, God reveals to us the areas of our lives that need to be changed. I’d much prefer to look into the mirror of the Word and promptly make the adjustments instead of having my faults, obvious to everyone except me, put on display. Thank God for His mercy and grace. Have you looked in God’s mirror today?