‘Too Close to the Mirror’

My wife asks this question a lot: “What does He see in us?” This worship song–Too Close to the Mirror, by Eddie Ruth Bradford–has some answers. “I’m too close to the mirror to see what you see in me.” And God sees you not just as you are, but also, He sees “what you’re going to be.” Much comfort in those words!

Thanks, Phoebe, for this hymn request.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “‘Too Close to the Mirror’

  • Linda Sorci

    Thanks, Lee, and Phoebe. I had forgotten all about this one! And it’ so true!


  • Phoebe

    Thank you so much, Lee. I love this hymn.

    Before I became a Christian, someone I knew said to me, “God loves you.” I instinctively responded, “Then God has very poor taste.” Now I still tend to think so, but I’m immensely grateful for it! (I hope that didn’t sound blasphemous.)


  • Erlene

    Indeed, I feel the same way about my unworthiness, but am so grateful for being chosen for His forever family. It is grace, not worthiness, else we would all be lost.


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