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When we see ourselves–
Really, truly, see ourselves–
Not in a mirror,
Or a calm lakes expression,
Or a polished bit of chrome,
But when we SEE ourselves
Really, truly SEE ourselves
It can make us want to run away.

When we see the cost–
The price others have paid–
Not in currency,
Or in silver or gold,
Or in stocks and special bonds
When we SEE the cost
Really, truly SEE the cost
It can make us want to hide away.

When we see ourselves–
Really, truly see the price–
When our choice to give in,
Or call it truthfully, sin
Or name the wrong specifically
When we SEE ourselves–
Really, truly SEE the cost
Does it not bring us deep shame?

When we see ourselves–
In the eyes of a child forgotten–
The pain of a shattered heart–
The mirror of God’s Holy Word–
The price paid in human flesh
When we SEE ourselves
Really truly, SEE the cost
Do we see our pleasure wasn’t worth the bill?

When we see ourselves–
Really, truly, see ourselves–
Not just our faces reflection,
Or an image in a photograph,
Or a glimpse in shiny steel,
But when we SEE ourselves
Really, at last, SEE ourselves
Will we humble ourselves and pray?

When we see ourselves–
Really, truly, see ourselves–
Will we love in action and deed
Bind the wounds
Make the apologies?
For when we SEE OURSELVES
Really, truly, SEE OURSELVES
It’s those we wounded whose forgiveness sets us free.

When Jesus died
For humanity was crucified–
For mankind’s redemption–
For each and everyone–
For each and every sin–
He saw who we REALLY ARE
Who we REALLY, TRULY ARE
And paid the cost anyway.

When we see ourselves
Really, truly see ourselves
The devastation we caused–
In the lives of ones we loved–
In the lives of none we’ve met–
When we SEE OURSELVES
Really, truly SEE OURSELVES</em
For those few moments in time.

When we see ourselves–
Really. truly. see ourselves–
And know the price was Jesus’ blood–
The cost our sin was for Him–
The pound of flesh for us He gave then died–
When we SEE OURSELVES
Really, truly, SEE OURSELVES
We will know ourselves as does He.

When we see ourselves–
Really truly see ourselves–
It is no reflection–
It is no image issues–
It is no make-believe–
When we see ourselves in other’s eyes–
Really. truly see ourselves-
We touch the hand of God.

Praying!
–Faye

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