It’s quite amazing, isn’t it, how our kids are so much like us – in both looks and personality. And this is how God designed it to be. The parent and child look at each other and find resemblance and assurance: I am like you. You are mine. We belong together. (I’ve heard that every child supposedly looks like daddy when he/she is are born. This assures daddy: This kid is surely mine.)
This whole look alike thing started with God when He created mankind. Mankind were created in God’s likeness! And then mankind had babies, and just like how mankind look like God, the babies looked like their parents. And since the parents had the likeness of God, so did the babies. Up until today!
“This is the book of the genealogy of Adam. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. 3 And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.” Genesis 5:1-3
When I See Your Face
This actually means that every time we see someone’s face, we see a reflection of God! Yup, yours too. (Sometimes when I’m not feeling too great about myself, I look myself in the eyes in the mirror and tell myself: “You’re looking at God’s beloved, babe.”)
He’s My Daddy
We also see another spiritual truth. Whenever we see how much our child looks or acts like us, we are reminded that we too were created in Our Daddy God’s image. We’re reminded that He’s our Daddy God, and I’m His beloved child. That He cares for us, and loves to spend time with us. That we’re the apple of HIs eye. That we have God-given talents that are just waiting to be discovered. That we matter, and that we’re not a mistake. That we have purpose, and hope, and were designed to belong to Him forever.
Lastly, as believers, we are reminded that as He is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4;17)
The more we see Who Jesus is, the more we see who we are, too. All that He is, we are! We bear His reflection through our life and person to people we meet. Jesus loves them through us. And they catch a glimpse of Jesus Himself.
“As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.” 1 Corinthians 15:48-49