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WHOSE PICTURE IS THAT?

An art teacher asked her students to draw a picture of someone famous. Looking over the shoulder of one of her students, she asked, “And whose picture are you drawing?”

“God’s,” he answered confidently.

“God’s?” asked the teacher. “No one knows what He looks like.”

“They will when I get through!” he said.

Who was right: the teacher or the student?

Paul said that “Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.” The word Paul chose for the word “image” was a word his readers knew meant “a description of a person.” In other words, what we see in the life of Jesus is a portrait, or a description, of Who God is and what He would look like. So, if we want to know Who God is and what He would look like, it is possible to see, know and understand God through His Son.

In Jesus, we see a Man filled with unending love that included the least, the last, the loneliest, and the lost. We see in Him One who healed, helped, and hurried to reach and redeem the unreached and unredeemed. This He did every day. Can we do less?

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the picture we have of You in Your Son, our Lord, and Savior. Convict us to live as He lived and serve as He served. In His Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Colossians 1:15 – Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation. 

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