My mother has a pair of the most exquisite and shapely brows I’ve ever seen. Sadly, I didn’t inherit them. Mine are more like a pair of very hungry caterpillars that won’t stop eating junk food. As a result, my brows regularly need trimming and filling in.
This morning, as I swiftly ran my trusty Ottoman brush over my brows, I had an epiphany.
Jesus filled in the biggest ‘gap’ for us. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Through His sacrifice on the cross, Jesus bridged the chasm between a holy God and a sinful people by laying down His life. He made it possible for us to enjoy eternity, peace and a personal relationship with God.
Jesus calls us to be His hands and feet, to feed the hungry and thirsty, to heal the sick, to comfort the broken-hearted, to reach out to the lonely and find the lost. Because of what He did for us, we are compelled by His love to fill in the needs of others.
So, next time we stare at our brows in the mirror, let’s ask ourselves “how can I fill in the gaps of those in need?” I’m sure that the mirror will smile back too.