And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2Corinthians 3:18 NIV)
I posted a picture the other day on Facebook of Kerry and me and one of my friends who has known me since we were teenagers said “Man, you look like your dad!” I never really thought that I bore a lot of my dad’s resemblance until I took a second and looked at the picture… ya, I DO look a lot like my dad!
I wonder how much we look like our Heavenly Father? I wonder if people as we grow older start seeing more and more of a resemblance to Him who loves us, sent His Son for us, and calls us to be more and more like Him every day.
I wonder if people who do not know me would take a look at me and say, “You must belong to God because as I watch you, your mannerisms are identical to what I see in Him and His Son Jesus.”
I know it takes a while. It takes more than a while. It takes a long time. A lot of dedication and determination to resist looking like ‘others’ instead and choosing to look like Him. And that’s why Paul calls it being ‘transformed’ into His image. It’s not supposed to be overnight. It’s supposed to take time. Not because it gives us leverage to do it gradually and ease into the transformation. But rather it gives us time to recondition ourselves and renew ourselves into His likeness; one day at a time.
So may I look like my Father the day after I post this more than I did today. The day after that… just a little bit more.
At least that’s how I see it,