My husband and I are on the road a lot. I enjoy traveling and my husband enjoys being in the motor home business so that works out well for the both of us! I’ll never forget a couple of years ago, I got on I-4 West in Florida driving a 36 foot motor home on a 1200 mile trip home to Texas and I suddenly realized I’d forgot to adjust the side mirrors! The right mirror was totally turned in and I couldn’t see the cars to the right at all. I called my husband who was driving ahead of me, to have him look back and tell me if I could change lanes so I could exit and fix my mirrors.
Mirrors are helpful in little things too. All through my grade school years I was extremely near-sighted and wore glasses. I remember on my 13th birthday, my parents, at the suggestion of my sister (Thank you Joyce!) gave me the gift of getting hard contact lenses. I was so excited about not having to wear my old glasses anymore but very nervous about putting the new contacts in my eyes! The eye doctor eased my fears by teaching me how to put them in by giving me me a small mirror to use. With that small mirror and a little bit of practice it wasn’t long before I was a pro at it.
So I’m reading though the Bible this year. It’s my third time reading through the Bible in a year and it’s been such a blessing. As of the writing of this blog, I’m up to Deuteronomy 9 in the Old Testament, Psalms 86, and Acts 9 in the New Testament. I just realized this past week (or maybe I just forgot) that the Ten Commandments are in both Exodus and Deuteronomy. Moses must have thought that the Law was important enough to repeat it again in Deuteronomy. So, it got me to thinking about the Law.
The Law is like a mirror. Like a mirror, the Law helps us to see the “wrinkles and imperfections”, aka sin, in our lives. While there are a few things we can do to look a little better in a mirror (stand further back, good lighting, make-up, etc.) the only cure for the sin in our life is Jesus. The Law doesn’t save us. Only Jesus saves. But, recognizing the need to be saved; seeing the “imperfections in the mirror” aka, the sin in your life is a necessary step in salvation. Turning away from sin and turning to Jesus in faith, trusting in His finished work on the cross for the forgiveness of your sin is what brings you into a right relationship with Christ.
Something to think about the next time you look in the mirror. 🤔
“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”
Galatians 3:24 KJV