“…..who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3)
You have been called to reveal Jesus Christ to the world. Christians are those who reveal Jesus Christ. During the time when Jesus Christ was in this world, He kept on revealing the glory of the Father. The Scripture says, “…..who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” (Hebrews 1:3)
There is no one who has seen Lord the Father. He dwells in impenetrable light. He is the image of the perfect glory. Jesus came to this world to reveal God. Jesus Christ revealed the characteristics of the Father to the people. Since Jesus was always talking about Father, Philip one of the disciples asked “Lord, show us the Father and it is sufficient for us” (John 14:8). Jesus Christ and Father looked alike and that is why Jesus Christ replied to Philip “He who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
You also have to be one to reveal Christ to the world. Others should see the image, natures and characteristics of Christ in you. There is an old song in Tamil and it begins saying "I need your image so that those who see me should see you in me." If you want to reveal Christ to the world what you have to do is to transform like Christ. The characteristics of Christ like the love, humility, holiness and the prayerful life should be seen in you.
The soldiers who saw Peter said, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you” (Mathew 26:73). See! Since Peter was with Jesus for three and a half years, his way of speaking had changed like that of Jesus. Everyone around immediately realized that he should be the one who had been with Jesus all along.
You will be revealing the character of those with whom you spend more time. If a piece of iron is kept attached to a magnet, in a few days it also gets magnetized. Similarly, when you wait at the feet of God for a long time and pray, you will begin to reflect Jesus.
Dear children of God, sitting at His feet, look at the golden face of God and pray, "Jesus, change me like you. Give me your image so that those who look at me, see you in me"
To meditate: “….we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (I John 3:2).