Family Resemblance

This year for my mom’s birthday I added pictures to a digital frame. All the family contributed some of their favorites for the slide show. It was so much fun to see how we’ve all grown and aged.

I realize that as the year’s go by our facial similarities become more and more defined. We look more and more like mom and dad.

All this made me ask – how much more do I look like my heavenly Father this year than I did last year? Our goal as christians should be to be conformed to His image more and more each day.

When Moses went up on Mt. Sinai to meet with God, his appearance changed. The Bible says that his face reflected God’s glory and it glowed. Moses veiled his face so that the Israelites would listen to him without being alarmed. (Exodus 34)

This experience is what Paul is talking about in II Corinthians 3 and he compares it to us being changed into the image of Christ.

“The Lord and the Spirit are one and the same, and the Lord’s Spirit sets us free. 18 So our faces are not covered. They show the bright glory of the Lord, as the Lord’s Spirit makes us more and more like our glorious Lord.” II Corinthians 3:17-18

Make it your goal today to look more like your Father and your older brother, Jesus. Let others see the family resemblance!