Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Remember me?

We used to spend quality time together, like friends and I idolized your appearances. I trusted you when you talked beauty, as if you knew my inner lusts and desires to be another fairest of them all.

I kept you close, even carrying you around in my purse, as if you were a cell phone for emergency calls. I was obsessed  with you, Mirror…and in that blindness, I was never at rest. You kept me chasing for more, meaningless lies of image.

Was it jealousy, Mirror? When my eyes began to open and I saw True Beauty did not come from you? Your grip began to fade but I did not abandon you altogether. Remember that night I came to you, fearful and sick…I should have turned away and ran to the One who sees me Beautiful, but I gave in and listened to you. The chemo pills had just started turning my smooth face to a zit-rash and I looked to you for confidence, for comfort. But you offered none. I heard, “You’re ugly.” And yet I still considered you a friend.

It has been a few years since that night, Mirror. Like friends moving on after college, keeping in touch, I feel we endured the same. But I have changed again, Mirror. And when I met you for the first time in months the other evening, I hardly recognized you.  You looked so tired and I took pity. I have stopped running and chasing those meaningless things, friend…because I cannot focus on myself, I am a blur. And I see True Beauty and He calls me Beautiful.


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10 responses to “Mirror, Mirror

  1. Allison Nickerson

    Amen. This is so beautiful, and indeed, you are beautiful, Melinda.

  2. Deborah

    Oh yes! Thank you, Melinda!!! ❤

  3. Kim Jenerette

    Mel, while Satan would have you turn against Christ and reject him, you, like Job, draw strength in Christ and recognize He is the author of many things, among them, beauty. You are a beautiful young lady and this blog takes courage, sincerity, trust, and security in Christ. Thank you for sharing. We love you.

    Uncle Kim and Aunt Lisa

  4. Karen Tucker

    Thank you so much for sharing those precious thoughts! Indeed, we all are beautiful to God, and your words were a special reminder of that.

  5. Calli Morgan


    You are, without a doubt, one of the fairest ones of them all.

    I love you!

  6. Mindy

    Beautifully state! Yes, our beauty comes from the Ultimate Creator Himself! Thank you for your time to write your blogs …… You are very sincere and encouraging!

  7. Kayla

    So beautifully written by a Beautiful women of God

  8. So beautifully written by a Beautiful woman of God!

  9. Dustin Hughes

    You are so precious. These messages mean a lot to me. Thank you.

  10. Lisa Jenerette

    Melinda, your words are so thought provoking and so true. We need to view ourselves the way God sees us and not at some reflection. True beauty does come from within and it is definitely reflected in your spirit. You are such a joy to others more than you may know by you being just the way you are.

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