I Want Your Eyes to Be My Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who is the fairest of them all?


Why is it that when I look upon thee,

It’s with your assessment that I agree?

You amplify the failures and flaws,

I see only stains, repulsive and raw.


I long to hear the shattering sound

Of throwing you fiercely to the ground.

And then when into the Lord’s eye I peer,

I realize that it is the one true mirror.


The refreshing pool of His glorious gaze

Reflects a love that can lavishly amaze.

He looked upon me and saw my sin,

But also saw beauty within.


I don’t know how, I don’t know why,

I deserved it not, that He would die.

How is it that He beckons me close

To His throne with the heavenly hosts?


I can find nothing that I have done,

Except spat upon His only Son.

But somehow when He looks upon me

It’s not my flaws, but the cross He sees.


I will never understand this radical love,

The ultimate sacrifice to save His dove.

Nothing in this world will ever explain

What happened in the excruciating pain.


His blood was spilled, the curtain was rent,

And the fate of man was forever bent.

Condemnation replaced by fullness of grace,

Allows me to rest in His eternal embrace.


The new mirror on my wall

Reflects the scandalous beauty of it all:

The suffering Son hung on the tree,

In my stead at Calvary.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janet
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 05:34:45

    Thank you so much for sharing this Alyssa 🙂 I am praying fo ryou and your ministry in South Africa!


  2. Caleb N.
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 16:06:18

    Did you write this??? It’s beautiful. If you did, way to go!


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