“God created us to convey the distinctive imprint of His divine nature to a world often blinded to His existence. Even our differences reflect the One who delighted in creating a world of dazzling diversity: peculiar penguins and majestic eagles; towering woods & dwarf pines; blondes, brunettes and redheads… every person created with the individual imprint of the Creator’s hand to bear His image.”
So, if we were created to look like God, what does God look like?
1 John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Psalm 86: 15 But Lord, You are a God full of compassion, generous in grace,
slow to anger, and boundless in loyal love and truth.
Psalm 103:11 Measure how high heaven is above the earth; God’s wide, loving, kind heart is greater for those who revere Him.
Numbers 23: 19 God is not a man—He doesn’t lie. God isn’t the son of a man to want to take back what He’s said,Or say something and not follow through, or speak and not act on it.
Psalm 50: 6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,for he is a God of justice.
These are just a few examples of what God looks like. I’m sure you are thinking, “But in the Old Testament, He made them kill people, and He seemed mean.” Well, He just did what He had to. He is a just God.
The best way to see what God is really like, is by reading the New Testament and watch how Jesus treated people. He hung out with the people who had skin diseaes, the tax collectors who everyone hated, the prostitutes that were looked down on… here is an example:
Matthew 9: 10-13 says this:
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples.11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
If you look in the mirror and don’t like the body you are in, guess what… why not look at your heart like God does and see if you are being like Him?
1 Samuel 16: 7
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
How is your heart?