An art teacher asked her students to draw a picture of someone famous. Looking over the shoulder of one of her students she asked, “And whose picture are you drawing?”
“God’s,” he answered confidently.
“God’s?” asked the teacher. “No one knows what He looks like.”
“They will when I get through!” he said.
Who was right: the teacher or the student?
Paul said that “Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.” The word Paul chose for image was a word his readers knew meant “a description” of a person. In other words, what we see in the life of Jesus is a portrait, or a description, of God. So, if we want to know Who God is and what He is like, it is possible to see, know and understand God through the life and teachings of Jesus.
In Jesus we see a Man filled with unending love that included the least, the last, the loneliest. A Man who healed, helped and hungered to reach and redeem the lost. And this He did on a cross.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the picture we have of You in Your Son, our Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.