Do not be mistaken - I am not a massive Justin Timberlake fan, but his new song 'Mirrors' has some interesting words:
"You were right here all along
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me"
Of course the Bible speaks about mirrors in a number of places too:
Proverbs 27:19 - "Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart."
It is often true that people can use our faces to look into our souls - it is as if our faces act like a mirror reflecting what is happening deep within.
James adds something more challenging to this conversation. He points out that God's word is simple enough for us to hear it and then obey it. However, if we only listen to the teaching of Jesus and then we don't live it out, then we are like vain people who look at themselves in the mirror without remembering what we look like!
"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like." - James 1:22-24
If you take a look into a mirror sometime today (and the chances are good), then ask yourself, what the mirror is revealing about your heart and soul?
Living in Grace