Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Guest Blogger: Robbie Litke (My Mom)

Family resemblance is a curious thing.  I have thought about it a lot the past couple of months as I have observed our children with other family members.  More than once people have confused our oldest daughter and me when talking on the phone.  In a passing glance at our second daughter I saw my sister and another time a likeness to her cousin.  Our son is the most uncanny in that not only does he share physical features with his cousins, they have some of the same idiosyncrasies, and they don't even see each other very often.  As we were recently looking at photographs of our nephew, we saw features of both his mother and father.  The whole gene pool thing is pretty mind-boggling.

Even more amazing is how, as Christians, we are conformed to the image of Christ.  As we grow in our relationship with Him, we become more like Him: we yearn for time alone with Him, we develop a heart for the things that He is passionate about, we become less me-centered and more others-centered.  And, as that happens, others see Him in us.  Oh that our resemblance to Him would be striking to everyone in our sphere of influence.  Oh that we would have our Father's eyes.

"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, 
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, 
which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
11 Corinthians 3:18
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