They say everyone has a twin. Somewhere in the world. Figuratively speaking.
When we were on vacation on the other side of the country, I kept thinking I would see someone I knew. This person looked like my neighbor or my co-worker. That person looked like my cousin or my best friend’s sister. I kept finding myself subconsciously looking for people from my hometown, therefore, constantly thinking other people looked like someone I knew.
I made comments to my husband, “doesn’t that look like……..” After a while it got comical. And he made the comment, “they say everyone has a twin somewhere in the world.”
Of course, that can’t be scientifically true but have you ever seen someone and thought they looked like someone else? Their features, their coloring, their mannerisms. I’ve had other people tell me I look like someone they know. It’s rather intriguing to me.
I’ve had people tell me I look like someone that I knew was not a compliment. haha. I’ve had people say I look like someone and then follow up with the words, “that’s a good thing.” And I’ve had people tell me I look like someone that I have no idea to whom they were referring.
But wouldn’t it be awesome if someone told us we look like Jesus? Not in the literal since with our depiction of him with long hair, a robe and sandals. But rather in the figurative sense. You know, our patience, our kindness, our gentleness, and self control. That someone would think we had joy like Jesus on our bad day and love that knew no boundaries.
That we radiated a peace deep down within our soul that it glowed so strongly everyone wanted to know how they could “look” like Jesus, too. A goodness that helped all mankind and didn’t judge or gossip.
Yes. That would be so cool. We can never look like Jesus every moment of our lives because we are humans who sin every day. But we can strive to have all of those qualities of having Jesus live in our hearts. I want to look like Jesus so that everywhere I go someone says, “she looks like someone I know” and then realize…..it’s Jesus.
Ephesians 5:1-2 – Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.