We love to take pictures of ourselves…over 1 MILLION A DAY, in fact. We are driven by the desire to see ourselves in a positive way.
This desire then drives billions of dollars a year in health products, diet foods, clothing, and plastic surgery. Not to mention how long it takes to get the perfect “Selfie”.
We actually love selfies in our house. I particularly like taking my own selfies on my kids’ devices. (As a side note, they don’t love it nearly as much as I do)
For many, though, their picture is a sign of who they are, their identity, and their self-confidence. No wonder so much is spent to look just right.
If you want to dive into the deep end of the spiritual pool, though, you have to look past the pixels on the screen.
There is so much more going on around us than what we can see.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (ESV)
No matter the resolution of our electronic devices or the power of the human retina, you will never fully see all the facets of God working around you.
To that end, you will also never fully see who YOU are except through the lens of the Holy Spirit. If you doubt your value, your purpose, or your place in this world, remember…
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9–10 (ESV)