Looking like daddy

Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

fathersonI have four children, three of whom are adopted.  When my oldest son was about 4 years old people started commenting on how much he looked like me.  Now mind you he is adopted so looking like me isn’t something that I would expect to hear.  I remember bringing him to work one day and my coworkers commented how even his mannerisms were like mine.  It isn’t because we share DNA, it’s because we had spent so much time together.  Yes, my son resembles me.

Do you know something?  We were made in the image of God.  Now of course we don’t look like God – he isn’t a person with flesh and blood.  We can’t resemble His greatness, but we can bear His image.  He created each one of us with a purpose, and that purpose begins with resembling Him. He desires that we not only know Him, but shine for Him in this world.  I wonder how much I resemble my Father in heaven.  When I walk into a room, do people notice that I look like Him?

They won’t unless I spend time with Him.  As I hang out with Him, I will start to pick up His mannerisms.  I will start to say things that He would say.  Most important, I will know His heart.  For when I know His heart, I can begin to fully live for Him.  I can align my steps, my plans, my dreams, with His.  But I must be in His presence.  I must search Him and know Him with all my heart.  He created me in His own image. Will I live like He created me to be?

*I want to look like Daddy.  Do you?

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