If your bathroom is anything like mine, it’s a messy holding cell for toiletries, first aid items, makeup, hair styling accessories, and dishes from the previous evening’s midnight snack. I don’t know how those people with the picture perfect Pinterest bathrooms do it. Part of my problem is, we went from a double sink to tiny one sink vanity with limited storage. Things area constantly falling underneath the drawers or scattered upon the countertops. I’m always getting in trouble for leaving the drawers open and resting stuff on top of them. In fact, my husband often leaves the drawers on his side of the sink out on purpose to try and teach me a lesson.
A few nights ago, I was looking for a specific cream in our lavatory, but was having trouble locating it. Like always (well unless company is coming and I know they’ll want a tour), there was a bunch of stuff strewn about the counter. I just wasn’t seeing what I was trying to find.
Our sink, like most everybody’s sink, sits in front of a mirror. As I was scanning the cluttered area, my eyes caught the reflection of what I was searching for in the looking glass.
Life is so much like my untidy bathroom. It’s full of mess that distracts from what we are looking for…from what we need. In the midst of a cluttered life, so often we look for God but just don’t see Him for all the chaos in our narrow views. But that doesn’t mean He isn’t there. It doesn’t mean He is hiding either.
When our eyes look beyond the odds and ends that are crowding the spaces of life, we have the opportunity to catch His reflection in so many vessels around us. Whether it’s through other people, nature, art, music, literature, or even His own Word, He is there. He’s not reflected through every avenue of this world, but He is omnipresent. Though we cannot quite see the image of His face yet, we can catch His reflection. And when we do capture a peek of what He looks like, we can rest assured because we have found what our souls are searching for.
When people see you, do they see the makeup, hair accessories, first aid kits, and dirty dishes from the night before? Are they seeing the baggage of your day-to-day routines?
Or are they catching a reflection of what they’re looking for?
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18