I looked upon my newest grandchild today. She is the third grandchild and the first granddaughter. When I saw a picture of her a couple of days ago, I remember saying, "she does look a lot like Naomi." Naomi is the youngest of the children given to Denise and me through the wondrous works of God. Noticing how much Olivia Anne resembled her got me to thinking about our Lord all over again.
The theme of this blog is "mirror image" and again the words of 2 Corinthians 3:18 come back to me, "But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit." As babes we reflect the purity of Jesus spiritually just as Olivia resembled Naomi physically. But how long does that mirror image last?
Olivia will grow, as will Naomi, and their physical features will change with the years as they pass through the stages of life. There may always be a certain resemblance. Whether there is or not, it is not the physical appearance that matters. As we grow spiritually are we still trying to look like our Lord? Are we allowing the Lord to continually transform us into His image?
A precious price was paid so that we could all be made into the Lord's image spiritually. The Lord desires we truly become bearers of His image, of His character, and not like the one who looks at his natural face in a mirror, but then goes away forgetting what he looks like (James 1:23,24). Or what he is supposed to look like. I think Naomi and Olivia are very pretty on the outside although I may be a bit biased. I hope to play a role in helping them to be beautiful on the inside.
If we are to be the mirror image of Christ, let us pay the utmost attention to the one who stands in the mirror, and make sure that when we walk away, we do so with the love of Jesus in our heart and his truth on our lips. Rodger