My son, Sam, looks just like his father. I used to say if you wanted to know what my child looked like, put my husband on a Xerox machine and press reduce and out would pop Sam. The same has been said about my daughter, Laura, and me. Not only do they resemble us physically, but they resemble us in voice, mannerisms, and habits. It seems most people tend to resemble one parent or the other, but few are carbon copies of their parents.
As children of God, we should reflect Him to others we encounter. Not only should we resemble Him in appearance, but also in our actions and our words. We should reflect love, build up and edify instead of tearing down. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
We will never be able to reflect Christ in our own strength. It is just not possible. We must rely on the Holy Spirit to work through us, shaping us and molding us into His likeness [Romans 8:29].
As we yield to the Lord as clay in the potter’s hand, He can shape us and mold us into the man or woman He has destined us to be [Isaiah 64:8]. When He works us into His likeness, there will be less of us and more of Him until we are like a mirror reflection of His love, grace and mercy to the world. So, when you look in the mirror, what do you see?