The American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster defines “magnify” with three definitions.
1. To make great or greater; to increase the apparent dimensions of a body.
2. To make great in representation; to extol, to exalt in description or praise
3. To extol; to exalt; to elevate; to raise in estimation
I could not help but look up similar words ,such as magnifier-one who magnifies; one who extols or exalts in praises. This is what I want to be, a magnifying glass, transparent and ever magnifying the LORD with my life. Increasing for those who are lost or discouraged the magnitude (greatness and importance) of Christ.
I must admit that my glass is sometimes dirty or scratched. My prayer is that what people see in me is not obstructed or deformed, and so I spend time removing specks from my lens, and seeking to protect my fragile glass from marks of sin.
Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.