Staring Back At Me

This song has changed my life. It has changed the way I see people. It has changed the way I see the Gospel and the way the Lord loves us. I hear the words of the Groom to His Bride.

If you see Christ as one Who, through the Spirit, is in this realm and in eternity at the same time, the First Verse makes a wonderful picture of Him with us. He sees us reflecting His heart to this world or this realm. He is also telling us that we are never alone. He is with us, Emmanuel.

The Hook speaks of eternity. Now. We are fighting for the eternal now. We are bringing eternity, or His Kingdom, into the present through His reflection. The Hook also has mention of the marriage we are in, two reflections into one. This speaks of the clarity that comes, from glory to glory as we join in union with our Groom. It is a beautiful picture of marriage.

The Second Verse calls us an original! The truth is in our eyes! The reality of Christ is in the eyes of our brothers and sisters! And the Lord delights in us as we express and reflect Him. He loves that about us!

On to the Bridge, we are reminded to stay in the now, the eternal now. Yesterday is in the past and the future is on its way, but we are charged to keep our eyes focused. What we focus on, we reflect. Let’s be sure to focus on what we want to reflect!

But then there is a third and fourth verse… Have you heard them? They could change your life. They did mine! WOW!!

Then there’s the video. What a beautiful picture of someone staring back at each other.

Briefly, the video walks through a quick story of a couple who have met in their youth, had their trials and joys, and they grow old together. One of them dies, yet there is still a reflection of what they have brought together.

Such a beautiful picture of Christ and His Church as He may not physically be with us…

But He is.

Through each other we are able to reflect His beauty and gifts to this world and this realm.

May we move with Him. May we focus on Him. May we reflect Him.

For those of you who would like to read through the lyrics, I have posted them below as well as the video by JT. I would recommend having two windows open. Read the lyrics while you watch the video. You will hear your Groom calling to you, loving you, seeing you reflect His heart!

The lyrics for “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake from DirectLyrics.com

[1st Verse]
Aren’t you somethin’ to admire, cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice, you reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and the glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always parallel on the other side

[Pre-Hook]
Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass, I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

[Hook]
Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

[2nd Verse]
Aren’t you somethin’, an original, cause it doesn’t seem merely assembled
And I can’t help but stare cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you, you reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

[Pre-Hook]
Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass, I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

[Hook]
Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

[Bridge]
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

[Hook]
Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

[Hook 2] x10
You are you are the love of my life

[3rd Verse]
Baby you’re the inspiration for this precious song
And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on
So now I say goodbye to the old me, it’s already gone
And I can’t wait wait wait wait wait to get you home
Just to let you know, you are

[Hook 2] x8
You are you are the love of my life

[4th Verse]
Girl you’re my reflection, all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do
You’re my reflection and all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do

[Hook 2] x16
You are you are the love of my life

7 comments

  1. Wow brother! Truly speechless. So beautiful. The last part of the video really touched me. This truly changes the way we see others. Thanks so much for taking the time to bless me with this.

  2. Mark Burnett · May 29, 2013

    Wonderful insight! Thank you for sharing this expression of Christ. I am just learning to seek Him in places I would never have dreamed I would even be looking before (“Thanks” Milt & Jamal!). So very refreshing for others to share how they see Christ.

  3. Michael L. King · May 29, 2013

    I thought something very similar when I first heard this song. Specifically the lyrics, “I don’t want to lose you now, I’m looking right at the other half of me…” This applies to so many relationships. My wife. My Lord. My family in Christ. To be separate at all would be like losing half of myself. Reminds me of the scripture about seeing yourself in a mirror and then walking away and forgetting yourself. If we keep gazing into the mirror of Christ, we will know ourselves in the sight of each other!

  4. Shane Ocon · June 8, 2013

    Thanks for pointing this out brother! I very much enjoy ‘musing’ on Christ and His Bride in this song. Love it, love it!

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