‘They will in a minute…’

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I love the story of the young kindergartener who, when asked by her teacher what she was going to create for her art project proudly announced she was going to draw a picture of God. To which the teacher announced, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

“They will in a minute,” came the bold reply.

She’s right, you know. She’s about to paint what God looks like to her, in her imagination, and she will be right. Not that God is relative to everyone’s idea of Him, but that He is so multifaceted that no one picture can capture all of Him, nor can all of the pictures together make Him up.

She is also right about the fact that we bring God to people, not only because are we are in His image, but because He dwells in us by faith.

What I love most assuredly about this statement is its audacity. “Oh, they’ll know all right, because I am about to reveal Him to them.” Would that we were all that confident about our ability to represent Christ to the world.

This was a major part of Christ’s role while on earth — to represent God to the world. “He who has seen me has seen the Father” He said many times.

Our task is no less significant. If part of Jesus’ purpose was to reveal God to us, part of ours is to reveal Jesus to others. “Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Paul wrote.

What a great thing to focus on as you prepare to go into your day today: “No one knows what God looks like,” we can say to ourselves, “but they will in a minute…”

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1 Response to ‘They will in a minute…’

  1. TimC says:

    This summer our church did a series on “Hello, My Name Is…” covering 11 different names of God and His attributes. See:
    http://www.harvestcc.org/media/weekly-messages/media-items/44/hello-my-name-is
    if you’re interested in the podcasts. The different topics worked out great for the summertime vacations with different people teaching. Pretty interesting stuff.

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