It doesn’t seem like much, but most of us women own a precious item often buried deep within the recesses of our pocketbooks. And often adorning our vanities and walls as decorative accessories. In our homes, it would be interesting to actually count the number of mirrors we possess. It might surprise us to realize which one we have more of…mirrors or Bibles…although both reflect our current condition.
One the state of outward beauty—the other a state of inward beauty—or lack of it.
Today in reading the account of the Tabernacle blueprint instructions of Exodus 38:8, the women presented their mirrors to be used in the creation of tabernacle utensils. Utensils used for cleansing were to be formed out of bronze. The bronze mirrors offered were melted down and re-fashioned to become vessels used in the sanctuary.
What do we have today that can be melted down and re-fashioned for use in God’s service? Perhaps the mirror represents an attitude needing refining…or time or priority needing God’s adjustment.
Prayer for the day: “Lord, make me an instrument for Your glory. Teach me to look in Your mirror (the Word of God) for my true image and evaluate who I really am…your handmaiden…created for Your glory…not mine.”
What do you have that might be reserved for “another purpose,” but placed in God’s hands can be refined and refurbished? Might it be our very lives?