“He has the Williams nose for sure.”
“Oh he’s definitely a Mobley.”
“He looks like Robert. I see Robert in his cheeks.”
“I can’t see anybody in him. He doesn’t look like anybody, bless his little baby heart.”
These are some of the one-liners circulated by family members since baby Henderson popped into our world 7 weeks ago.
My first grand baby is almost two months old and no one in the family can figure out who he looks like. Nobody seems to be able to see themselves in his precious blue (for now) eyes.
Isn’t it funny how we do this with babies, think that they must look like us, as if that would make them any more a member of our family.
But just as we desire our children and grandchildren to favor us, our heavenly Father wants to see Himself in us s well.
God created humankind to reflect Him.
Gen. 1:27 says, “So he created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Not in the physical sense (God is spirit) but we were created to have His characteristics—our hearts to look like his. Hearts full of love, goodness, faithfulness and truth. Hearts created to mirror His.
Sadly we fall far short.
When we (singing to the choir) succumb to the temptation to share too much
(some might call it gossip), let a cuss word or two or three slip out, even maybe tell a little white lie (to protect someone else of course), we don’t favor our Father in the least. We’re not so much scrumpdiddlyitious as we’re just plain bobble-headed.
It makes me wonder if the Father doesn’t ask the Son,
“Does this child belong to us?”
As baby Henderson grows older chances are good he’ll start to resemble somebody in the family.
Our chances are good as well. As we grow in relationship with our heavenly Father, He promises to work with us until we resemble Him on the inside. …“He who began a good work in you (and me) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”Philippians 1:6 (emphasis mine)
But regardless of whether we reflect His nature, He will love us just the same even to the point of calling us His sons and daughters.
“ See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.