Everyday—Mirror Reflection

“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life.

The thought was persistent. Write “God Loves You” on the steamed up mirror in the hotel bathroom. I hesitated. Wouldn’t the person cleaning the room clean the mirror, thus removing my message? Then it occurred to me that I could write it on the upper corner of the mirror where it’s out of arm’s reach.

I stood staring at the fogged up bathroom mirror. It seemed silly to write “God Loves You.” It was almost too canned. What good would those three words do if the next guest in the hotel room saw them? I argued with myself about such a simple thing, but the thought was persistent.

I finally gave in and wrote “God Loves You” in the upper right corner of the fogged up mirror. As the bathroom cooled, the fog dissipated and the words I wrote disappeared. I checked out of the hotel and wondered if the next guest would see what I wrote after they fogged up the mirror.

I’ll never know what impact those three words may have had on someone. All I know is that I felt prompted by the Spirit of God to write “God Loves You” on the fogged up mirror that day. I trusted that God could use such a simple thing to encourage the next person who stayed in that hotel room.

Take a moment to share your own everyday experience with God in a comment.

© 2023, Chris G Thelen

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. – James 1:23-24 (NIV)

9 thoughts on “Everyday—Mirror Reflection

  1. I love the idea of paying it forward, but in a divine way. I’ve done seemingly ordinary things, after being led by God to do so. I can’t think of one at the moment, but I pray they served a heavenly purpose. I enjoyed your story, Chris.

  2. God blesses obedience. You obeyed, you get the blessing, whether you know it now or later. Leave it to God to provide the miracle the next person needed.

  3. I like that idea and if I remember it will use it. I do a similar thing with library books leaving gospel tracts or bookmarks within the centre of the book .

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