Do I Look Like That?
Have you ever been told by someone that you look like someone else…but you really don’t think the person that you’ve been told you look like is someone that you really “want” to look like? I’ve always felt hesitant to tell someone they look like someone else because I’m not sure they’ll take it as a compliment. That is something that is relevant today as we begin a new book of the Bible, Colossians. This first chapter, Colossians 1 , is rich in content but my favorite section begins with what I’ll talk about this morning: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Jesus “looks like” God. Well, in reality He is God but He is God in the flesh. His actions and words reveal God to us. Jesus makes a Spirit God a God in the flesh. Whenever you see Jesus, you see God. What Jesus says God says. I think this is so important because God is not visible to us except through Jesus. Jesus gives us a view into the mind and heart of God. I hope that you appreciate the value of Jesus as the image of God. I hope that you find it important to read the words of Jesus and to meditate on His teaching. He is God in the flesh…and God the Father is very glad to “look like Jesus”. And I hope that our goal is to look like Jesus as well.
Thank you for the timing on this post! Sometimes I feel a little confused as to how to pray, as silly as that may sound. I always pray to God in Jesus name, but sometimes forget, or to put it simply, wonder if I should be praying to Jesus. Reading this helped to add some clarity to that question.