Thursday, September 24, 2009

“Who does that person remind you of?”

The other day my brother, Mark, and I were in a coffee shop, and about every 5 minutes, someone would walk in, and we would both automatically stop talking, and start playing the game of “Who does that remind you of.” We both got a lot of laughs from how similar people look to other people we know…

Later, I started wondering…what if, when someone walked through the door of the coffee shop, we saw more than just the physical appearance of a person. What if, in that one moment, we saw their character, their heart, the stuff on the inside? What if, in a split second, we saw their entire being, everything they are proud of, and all they are ashamed of. What if we automatically knew their past, their present and their future? What if we saw beyond the façade they put on to try and be something they’re not? What if we saw right down to who they really are when no one is watching? What if, when someone walked in the door, we saw all that?

I realized that God see us like that all day, every day…

Then I thought, what if we didn’t ever need or want to play the game of, “Who does that remind you of?” What if we not only immediately saw their inward and outward appearance, but we actually knew the person by name! What if we didn’t even try to think of someone else they might be similar to, because we already knew, there is no one else like them on the entire planet. That particular someone is absolutely unique, completely individual, and entirely unable to be matched with anyone else.

I realized God sees us like that all day, every day…

Then I thought…what if someone walked through and in addition to their inward and outward appearance, and besides knowing their name, we noticed something different about them. Something sparkling, something uncommon, something attractive. Something so fresh and new, and yet with a strong foundation. What if they had something that couldn’t be identified, but we got a sense that was more miraculous than anything ever discovered. It was like in spite of all the good and bad that made up that person, there was something else that shone through every fiber of their being. And seeing it, there was no way we could ever look away.

I realized, that through His Son, God sees us like that all day, every day…

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