But seek first the kingdom of God

and His righteousness,

and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:33


Mirror, mirror on the wall

who’s the fairest of them all?

Is it the girl in your mirror

or the boy looking at her,

the bright yellow sun

or the flowers of the gardens tall?

Mirror, mirror on the wall

please, please tell me

who’s the fairest of them all?


“Oh my child, don’t you see?

None are arrayed such as He

the One who died for you and me

He’s the fairest of the fair

the king of the kings

lord of all lords, the Majesty.


Don’t look to me for your beauty

don’t ask me who is the fairest

look to the sky, open your eyes wide

feel deep down in the secret

you’re beautiful as you are

because Jesus lives within your heart.”


~Marcie Bridges
11 August 2020


“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”


We all know this line by heart. The wicked stepmother/queen gazes into an ornate mirror asking it to search high and low in her kingdom for the whom the most beautiful person is among them.


While we know this to be her vanity speaking, do we realize she is seeking someone or something outside of herself, to give her validation? She wants to be told she is the most beautiful of all creatures and peoples of the land. She, the queen, the one who holds all the cards in her hands so to speak, still isn’t happy. She wants more. She wants it all.


And I wonder … how often do we do the same thing in our life? How often do we look to others or our possessions, our jobs, our degrees, or whatever else, to give us validation in life?


You see, the thing is, we can ask our husbands if they think we’re pretty. We ask our friends, family, a therapist, and everyone else if we are kind, loving, good, and acceptable people. But no matter how often we may ask, we never seem satisfied with their answers.


Why is that?


We’re asking the wrong person. We’re looking to others for our happiness and contentment, when the only place to find such things, is in Jesus. He’s the only one who can fill our longings and give us the true desire of our hearts.


I’ve been singing a favorite hymn off and on lately:


1 Fairest Lord Jesus,

ruler of all nature,

O thou of God and man the Son,

Thee will I cherish,

Thee will I honor,

thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

2 Fair are the meadows,

fairer still the woodlands,

robed in the blooming garb of spring:

Jesus is fairer,

Jesus is purer

who makes the woeful heart to sing.¹


“Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, thou my soul’s glory, joy and crown.” Jesus is the fairest of them all. And when we seek Him first and His righteousness, we become beautiful too, because we then honor Him with our lives, and it shines out for the world to see.


So, the next time someone tells you how beautiful you are, say thank you. And mean it. For that person is telling you they see Jesus in you.


From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 🙂


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