I met a man at a restaurant today that I never met before – I didn’t know what he looked like and he didn’t know me either. He did know my dad well and when I walked in the door he immediately said, “you must be Brian, there is no hiding that you are Clyde’s son”. I’ve never seen the likeness. I’m taller, heavier and I have a much different nose. But I’ve heard about the likeness all my life. I’ve actually had total strangers come up to me that recognized my from dad.
Although I have difficulty seeing the likeness now, when I look at our childhood pictures we were twins! In one photo he is wearing nickers which I of course never wore. Otherwise you can’t tell us apart!
What a great asset – to have someone’s “likeness”. Although my dad is gone from this earth, I guess I am a legacy to him.
I wonder if I’m a “likeness” to my Heavenly Father. Do people see me and see the Father or do they see the devil? What is my image? What is my spiritual look? Is the likeness that I had as a young person faded or has it grown?
2 Corinthians 3:17-18New International Version (NIV)
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.