Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? In this tale, Snow White’s mom dies, and her father marries a wickedly jealous woman. The new queen envies Snow White’s beauty and desires to be considered the most beautiful. The stepmom goes to the mirror daily to ask, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” The mirror responds, “Snow White.”
In her rage, the queen devises a plan to poison Snow White, so she becomes the apple of her kingdom’s eye. Her scheme bites her when seven dwarfs chase the queen to death over a cliff.
In my natural light, I sometimes mirror the queen’s surface level desires. Compared to God, I’m unable to be nominated for “The Fairest of Them All Award. Only God receives that honor. He presents a consolation prize for His beauty makeover, treating character flaws.
When I imagine how God sees me as He looks from His kingdom, I visualize His answer, “I created you beautiful.” He gazes into my soul to graciously polish my human imperfections, according to His vision.
Amos 4:8-9 wrote about worldly concerns that looked like deadly cliff jumping. God had prosperous plans for the city of Bethel and Gilgal, but people chose to worship idols. They indulged in luxuries at the expense of the poor.
God warned the people to clear their worship blemishes and idol wrinkles. They ignored the Fairest of them all, so He dried up water sources, sent locusts and deathly plagues to destroy their fields.
God crafted us to love and serve Him and His creation. We enhance His royal splendor and can be considered one of the fairest for eternity when we look at others through God’s mirror.
Let my love not dwarf,
“So two or three cities wandered…to drink water, But they were not satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me…When your gardens increased, Your vineyards, Your fig trees, And your olive trees, the locust devoured them; Yet you have not returned to Me,” says the Lord (Amos 4:8-9).