by Stewart Topping
Have you looked in the mirror and said who am I. When we look into the mirror we should see the image of Jesus? We may not see the completely new Jesus. We can be thankful that God has given us time to become more like Jesus. I hope you see the glory of the Lord. Let’s look at the following verse. (Here the glass would be like a mirror today.)
2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Since we have accepted Jesus as our savior and recognized that God has forgiven us by His Grace; we have become new creatures in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
It is so exciting when we look into the mirror and we see the new person that God has created in his image. Who are we; if we are born again each time we look into the mirror we see a maturing image. When people see you and get close to you do they see the real you. If you were hauled into court and tried as a Christian would there be enough evident to convict you?
What’s the image you represent in your life? Let’s look at what Paul was talking about in Athens about the people who lived there. He was going through their City; he checked everything closely, here is what he found.
Acts 17:22-26 (GW) 22 Paul stood in the middle of the court and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious. 23 As I was going through your city and looking closely at the objects you worship, I noticed an altar with this written on it: ‘To an unknown god.’ I’m telling you about the unknown god you worship.
He talked about two things that concerned him
- I see you are religious
- You worship an unknown God
Because you have a relationship with God; your life has been changed. Now we are not talking about what Church you go to or where you attend; or the service you perform in the name of Jesus. You know the God of the universe and how personal He is.
So we can agree that accepting Jesus would begin a new life. Old things will pass away and new things will begin.
- Your God is personal.
- You can talk to him all the time
- He loves you and wants the best for you
Recently the Governor of Alabama shortly after he was sworn into office gave this speech. Do you think what he said was incorrect? Should he had said them and why do people object to his statements?
When Governor Bentley looks into the mirror each morning what does he see? Would it show in the way he conducts his life? I have attached two newspapers account. One about the speech he gave and another about his apology over his remarks in his first speech.