May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
When you face a mirror, your reflection appears. It’s a lonely exercise that can send you straight to the gym to shed extra pounds or to your makeup bag to cover blemishes. Your flaws glare at you. Stepping in front of the mirror of life, you may have a similar experience. You notice your weaknesses and think, I can’t.
You were created in God’s image to live in community — you were never meant to do life alone. God is a community of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They move and breath together. You cannot know the love of the Father without experiencing the grace of Jesus and the fellowship of his Spirit. Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). As it is with the nature of God, so it is with the nature of humanity.
When you live in community, your strengths come together with others’ and your weaknesses are shored up. And that united group of people reflects God’s perfect image.
Step in front of life’s mirror alone, and a human reflection appears. Step in front of the mirror surrounded by your community, and God appears.
— from the 31 Day Believe Devotional by Randy & Rozanne Frazee