Sunday morning coffee (something to think about) Do you know who you are?
“I wonder what God sees when He looks at you. I believe He sees Christ. When God looks at you, He does not see you. He sees Christ. Paul, when writing to the Colossian church, proclaimed that God had chosen to make known a mystery. “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
The mystery is that Christ is in you. That is your hope of glory. This suggests, then, that our task is not to get Christ into us, but out of us. Please get this into your minds. What God sees when He looks at you is Christ. Our task is not to get Christ into us, but out of us.
Most of us want to be like Jesus. That’s not what God wants. God wants us to be like Christ. Jesus came to show us what Christ looks like when He takes on human form. But it is Christ that God’s looking at. God sees Christ in you. That’s the hope of glory—Christ in you. Let me explain.
Christ is the image of God. The word image does not mean “a statue of something.” It means “the essence of the being.” Christ is the image of God. That means when God created you, He created you in His image, and His image is Christ. That’s why the Bible never “calls us the Body of Jesus. Jesus was” “the human manifestation of the heavenly Christ. We humans on earth, with all our fallibilities and weaknesses—God pronounces on us: “You are the body of Christ.”
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