Reader’s Response To Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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Karen writes to me and says – “He is the fairest of them all!” (meaning Jesus) which reminds us of a song, and she sends the lyrics and highlights the last verse – AMAZING! 

  • I’ve found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
    He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
    The Apple-tree of trees, in Him alone I see
    All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
    In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay,
    He tells me every care on Him to roll:
    He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
    He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
  • He all my griefs has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
    In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tower;
    I’ve all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
    From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power.
    Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
    Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal:
    He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
    He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
  • He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
      While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
    A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
      With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
    Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
      Where rivers of delight shall ever roll:
    He’s the Apple-tree of trees, the Bright and Morning Star,
      He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/210#ixzz2AMhOnlaS

Leslie sends me this quote and this song:

Great Post Anna! It reminds me of this song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2raRKAoJN8 which I read, “‘Piece of Glass’ came out of a conversation with Danielle Young and myself about the pressures that we and our friends were feeling to measure up physically against the standards of our culture. Our battle is nothing more than our reflection in the mirror and the lies that is tells us about who were really are” – Derek Webb

She also reminded me of this verse:  Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

At 6:15 this morning this was on the radio:  http://www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.aspx

Shaunti Feldhahn and Lysa TerKeurst

Shaunti Feldhahn and Lysa TerKeurst discuss how parents can understand the emotional, physical, and material cravings of their teen daughters and show them unconditional love through their adolescence. (Part 2 of 2)
If you click on the link above I hope it takes you to Focus on the Family so you can listen to Lysa TerKeurst and Shaunti Feldhahn talk about the mirrors or images that were portrayed into their lives, how to help your teenagers (very sound advice), and the damage that words can do to a child’s development.  She has written a book to address these cravings we have to be accepted and loved.  I could not believe they were talking about this!  I found confirmation and new perspective!  I was touched by her honesty of how this one boy made fun of how fat her ankles were and that’s why he could never date her, and she translated that into years of “I’m ugly.”
I’ll close with this wonderful happening today!  My friend Sandy gave me the most beautiful card with this verse on the front:
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.  Psalm 107
I went to Psalm 107 and do you know what is so cool about this chapter? The Psalmist takes you through all these wonderful things God led them through and delivered them from then would say: So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves!  He says it over and over again!  How cool is that!
How beautiful that his mercies are new every morning!  His miracle mercy over and over again showering us with grace and love.
HE IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL!
Psalm 107 (The Message)

1-3 Oh, thank God—he’s so good!
His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.

4-9 Some of you wandered for years in the desert,
looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
He poured great draughts of water down parched throats;
the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.

10-16 Some of you were locked in a dark cell,
cruelly confined behind bars,
Punished for defying God’s Word,
for turning your back on the High God’s counsel—
A hard sentence, and your hearts so heavy,
and not a soul in sight to help.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
he got you out in the nick of time.
He led you out of your dark, dark cell,
broke open the jail and led you out.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves;
He shattered the heavy jailhouse doors,
he snapped the prison bars like matchsticks!

17-22 Some of you were sick because you’d lived a bad life,
your bodies feeling the effects of your sin;
You couldn’t stand the sight of food,
so miserable you thought you’d be better off dead.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
he got you out in the nick of time.
He spoke the word that healed you,
that pulled you back from the brink of death.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves;
Offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
tell the world what he’s done—sing it out!

23-32 Some of you set sail in big ships;
you put to sea to do business in faraway ports.
Out at sea you saw God in action,
saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean:
With a word he called up the wind—
an ocean storm, towering waves!
You shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out;
your hearts were stuck in your throats.
You were spun like a top, you reeled like a drunk,
you didn’t know which end was up.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
he got you out in the nick of time.
He quieted the wind down to a whisper,
put a muzzle on all the big waves.
And you were so glad when the storm died down,
and he led you safely back to harbor.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
Lift high your praises when the people assemble,
shout Hallelujah when the elders meet!

 It’s time you appreciated God’s deep love. (That really is a part of the chapter!)

I PRAY YOU APPRECIATE HIS DEEP LOVE FOR YOU!

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