Recently a friend remarked that my husband of fifteen years and I were starting to look alike.
“By beholding we become changed,” I responded, laughing.
But later I got to thinking. Am I beginning to “look” like my Heavenly Father?
Do I sound like Him when I speak?
Do my actions mimic His?
Does my behaviour reflect His nature?
Can people even tell that I am in a relationship with Him?
When I was younger and many pounds lighter, folks would always look at my then elongated face and tell me that I looked like my father.
Several pounds and years later, my rounded face is more reminiscent of my mom’s.
Still, I am proud to be associated with both of my parents and it pleases me when the connection is made.
Furthermore, I am still conscious of not bringing shame to my family because I have the utmost respect for my parents.
Is it the same when people point out that I am a Christian?
Am I proud to wear that label, to be associated with Christ?
Do I avoid behaviour that will sully His name?
Ask yourself the same questions.
If either of us answers no, then we’ve got to ask ourselves, whose image are we actually reflecting?