By Elvis Peacock
Youth Minister

Have you ever looked at yourself in a mirror? Of course you have. Everyone does it! It doesn't matter if you're male or female. It doesn't matter if you're shaving or putting on makeup. You look in the mirror to use the reflection of yourself to gauge accuracy. And when you do this a lot, maybe you start to get a little critical. (Like for me, I think my nose is big!)  

Do you ever wonder if Jesus did the same thing? Do you think He noticed something about Himself that He didn't like, or did He simply see the face of His Father?

When others looked at Him, they didn't see anything special, they said..."He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him."-Isaiah 53:2.      

Jesus might not have been a "looker, but people were still drawn to Him. Luke tells us in verse 52 of the second chapter of his book that "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men...everyone praised Him." Jesus didn't turn heads with His looks, but He did turn people with His heart. He was unique. He had favor. He had authority. He had compassion. He had power!  He was strong enough to turn over merchant's tables, yet tender enough to touch the lepers and make them whole. Those who appreciated His uniqueness were drawn to Him.  

So, when you're checking yourself out in the mirror, ask yourself what you are looking at. Are you looking at a body of imperfection, or are you looking at a unique reflection of your Heavenly Father? We were created in His image, and my hope for all of us is that others can see Him reflecting in us.