Don't Forget What He Looks Like!

 Little Danny was proud of his newborn brother. Every now and then, he would quietly and carefully approach his crib, look down at him, and smile. 

On one occasion, his mother stood watching him from a corner in the nursery while she was folding the baby’s clothes. After a few moments, Little Danny said, “Little Brother, before you get too big and forget, please remember what God looked like when you last saw Him in heaven, cause I want you to tell me when you learn to talk.” 

Little Danny is not the only one who wants to know what God looks like. Hidden in the heart of everyone, everywhere is the same question. It was planted there by God Himself! 

John wrote that “No one has ever seen God.” If this is true, Little Danny is in serious trouble.  

However, John also wrote that “His only Son, Jesus, who is Himself God, is near to the Father’s heart, and He has revealed God (which means ‘made Him available’) to us.”  

Jesus was, and still is, the complete expression of God in human form. Through His life and teachings, He revealed God to us, so we do, indeed, know what He looked like, acted like, and thought like. 

Remember this critical fact, Jesus passed on that “picture” of God to His disciples, and they in turn passed it on to their disciples. So, today, we - as His disciples - have the same responsibility that Jesus had: to reveal God to the world through the way we live. What a great privilege! 

Prayer:  Lord, You have given us the responsibility to make Your Son known to the world. Empower us with Your Spirit to live God-like lives that represent You well. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today: No one has ever seen God. The one and only Son, who is himself God and is at the Father’s side - he has revealed him. John 1:18 

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