Friday, June 17, 2011

Mirror Mirror

I am sure most of you remember the childhood fairy tale that starts with, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Well, I’m going to change that phrase to “What’s your name after all?”

So what’s your name? By this I mean what are you called? What do you answer to?

Since I am older that most of you I have had many names that I have been called by in my lifetime. Let’s start with my name given at birth. You ‘all can identify with that one.
Then you might have been referred to by some of these:

Sweet baby
My child
My Daughter
Any nickname you might have been called
Best friend
My love
Any number of sweet names used by your husband
Mom of (child’s name)
Mother in law – or your first name
And someday I will be known as a widow

You no doubt could add some names that I have not thought of. What does all of this mean? Your whole life you have been or will be defined by what people call you. Sometimes the calling of that name is a love song to your ears. Sometimes maybe not so loving to your ears. It may bring up sad memories of a time you were betrayed, or accused falsely, or made fun of, or told you were nothing but a liar.

All of these names define who I am or what I do. But they do not define who I really am! Long ago I looked up the meaning of my name and found out that it means princess. I thought that was really neat! Doesn’t every little girl have dreams of being a princess? I know that I sure did. What could be better than having a prince rescue me and a king for a father –in-law. You see, when I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior I became the child of the King and that made me a Princess for real. As a Princess and child of the King I know:

I am made in His image (Genesis 1:27)
He knew me before I was conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
I was chose and planned at creation (Ephesians 1:11-12)
I was not a mistake (Psalm 139:15-16)
I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
His desire is to lavish love on me (1 John 3:1)
He is my provider and will meet all of my needs (Matthew 6:31-33)
He rejoices over me with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)
I am His treasured possession (Exodus 19:5)

What a blessing to know that I am His Princess and the Scripture above is just some of the encouragement He gives me to assure me of how Special I am to Him. As you read through the list of names I have suggested I am sure you can identify with some of them. But, most importantly, my prayer for each reader is that you, too, will know without a doubt that you are a Princess who is a treasure. You are loved and valued about all else by your King. I hope you have claimed your crown as a Princess.


  1. My name means small. I've always liked that for strange reasons. Thank you for the scripture and the reminders that we are daughters of the King. I'll remember that the next time I'm tempted to feel down about myself.

  2. Amen! Sally, you are a woman after my own heart. I have said these very things for years. I even taught a class called The Feminine Identity where we discussed all this. Ha...there's a reason there are so many Disney stories about princesses. You nailed it.