Friday, January 14, 2011


Did you ever go up to the funhouse to play
and look in the mirrors there?
They bend up your face and widen your waist
and alter the shape of your hair.
In one place you're as big as a hot air balloon
in another as thin as a stick.
First you're slim as a telephone pole
and everywhere else you are thick!
Some people are mirrors reflecting to us
an image we really are not.
If we listen to all that these people will say
we've been blinded to all that we've got.
Some might say that you're ornery, stupid or weird
or say that you're stuck up or fat,
but in others you'll view a reflection of you
that doesn't have any of that.

You've also got teachers and parents and friends
whose reflections are true and correct.
When peers say you're homely, you're haughty, you're dumb,
God says, "You're my child, you're elect."

So take out some paper and pick up a pen
and write down what others may say.
Then turn the page over and fill it with things
The Lord and the Prophets convey.
In one place you'll have all that others have said,
Some true, some are hard to conceive.
Then turn to God's side and ask of yourself,
"Which side am I going to believe?"
-John Bytheway

There have been many people I have come in contact with that don't feel they have any self worth. They have been told all their life that they are nothing, or stupid, or wrong in every thing they do. They have been told they are worthless, that they were an accident, or that their family had wished they were dead. I have even met someone that was told by their brother that if they wanted to commit suicide, he would help out with it.

If you are one of these people, or have been told anything you know isn't true, I am here to tell you that you are looking in the wrong mirrors. True mirrors are those people who reflect who you really are. You are a child of a loving Heavenly Father. He loves you with an infinite love. He wants the best for you. This knowledge changes everything. If only we understood who we are, and what is in store for us, our hearts would overflow with such gratitude and happiness, that would enlighten even the darkest souls with the light and love of God. I plead with you to look into the True Mirror and see your true reflection. It is my testimony that when you look at your reflection, you will be able to see beyond imperfections and self doubts, and recognize who you truly are, glorious sons and daughters of Heavenly Father.

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