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Musings 38, The Eyes of Love

January 15, 2018

The eyes of love start in the mirror. Perhaps this sounds narcissistic; we are not taught to love ourselves. Parents and others find and try to correct our faults. “I don’t like that outfit you are wearing,” or “You should comb your hair.” They do not want to be mean, but they want to see a more perfect vision of us. Often when we look into the mirror, we see a vision that needs correcting.

In the mirror freckles, pimples, wrinkles are magnified. Curly hair or straight hair, not just-right hair, add to gray, white, or no hair. It’s just not fair. But– there’s hope.

God is not aware of minor imperfections. God loves us as he made us. Now, I’m not saying we should not wash our face or comb our hair. We live outside the mirror, too. But perhaps we should look into the mirror and say, “I’m pretty great. I’m good. I get better every day, and I see me as God sees me, with Love attached.”

Being  grateful for our loving God and praising him for his handiwork returns his favor. God sees us through the eyes of love, and we are worthy of his love. Despite our flaws, our imperfections, we must love ourselves and distribute that love to others.

When we look into the mirror, the eyes of love stare back at us.

(Psalm 91: 10) 70 years are given to us. Some even live to 80. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble.

(Romans 8: 38) I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.

(2 Thessalonians 3: 13) Paul writes again- I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. In 2:3 he continues – Don’t let yourselves be fooled by what others say.

(Ephesians 4: 3) Be kind to each other, tenderhearted and forgiving, just as God, through Christ, loves you.

 

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