Self-Recognition December 11, 2015

When did you first became aware of yourself? Dr. Taghi Modaress, of the University of Maryland has designed a study to show when children first experience self-recognition. Children between the ages of 2 and 5, when shown their image in a mirror, usually respond positively. But when shown themselves in a distorted mirror, they often run from it. Self-image can influence our life in a positive or negative manner. But more important than the image that we carry of our outer selves, is the picture presented in the Bible of our innermost being, or our hearts. It was Isaiah, the Old Testament Prophet who was inspired to picture us as “sheep gone astray.” And Paul wrote, that apart from a proper relationship with Jesus. “we are without hope and without God in this world.” When we are viewed in God’s mirror, and see our need, our prayer should be like David’s, “wash me and I will be whiter than snow… O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” That’s a minute of truth!

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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