Who Do You Look Like?
Updated: Mar 18
"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."
2 Corinthians 3:18
My first born son (Cameron) is the spitting image of his dad. From the moment he was born everyone saw the likeness, until now thirty one years later, there is still an amazing resemblance. Now Cameron's first born (Nate) looks just like him and his Papa D. They walk around as triplets from different generations. It is baffling to me how the three can look so much alike.
I, on the other hand, have no one I particularly look like. I am a person all my own. Sure, I have similarities to my parents and my sisters and my youngest son (Corey) carries some of my features but to say I am the 'spitting image' of someone would be far from accurate.
But guess what? I am the image of my God. Not in the sense of physical appearance or nature but more importantly the spiritual and moral nature. We all, who come to accept Him into our hearts are being transformed to resemble Him. How are we like God, you might ask? Let's look at scripture to find out...
*We can communicate in more ways than one.
"With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God." (Ja. 3:9)
*We are creative which pleases us.
"Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates." (Prov. 31:31)
*We have emotions and feelings; we desire relationships and fellowship with others.
"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." (Ps. 16:11)
*We are responsible for our actions.
"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." (John 3:18)
*We long to pursue Him. (As Mary sat at His feet.)
"But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41)
Just so you know we are created in the image of our God (1 Cor. 15:49). We were separated because of the fall of man (Gen.3:5-7), but He loved us so much God pursued His children throughout the ages and by sending His Son we were reconciled to Him and are now sons and daughters; His heirs (Rom. 8:14-17). And what is amazing to me is God's image can be reflected in us. Through Christ the image is brought back into focus so that God's glory shines from the reflection. Hallelujah!
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, I am so humbled by Your pursuit of Your children. What joy fills my soul that I am adored by You, and that through Your Son Your reflection shines on me. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.