Reflecting His Image
Recently, I’ve been listening to one of our family’s favorite Christian artists, Lacrae, who has a song titled, “Calling All the Messengers”:
We’ve been given a call
Been forgiven, risen
We livin’ to give him our all
Rise up from your past
That’s holding you down
This moment is all that matters
The future is now
How will the people know if we don’t tell ’em?
If we fail ’em
They’re stumbling in the dark
But the lighters that we carryin’
Don’t have to wonder your purpose
Or what you’re here for
Reflect his image
And show the world what he cares for
I pray that you would experience the love of God in a deeper and more real way and that you would be able to share that fullness of love with your family, friends, and neighbors. God’s love showed us the greatest example when He gave everything in His Son, who died on the cross for all our sin so that we could be redeemed and walk rightly with the Father in heaven. What a perfect opportunity to be a reflection of His Image.
As followers of Jesus, we all bear His likeness in all we do. We read in 1 John 4:17, “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.” Manifesting His image and not our own is the purpose of our lives as Christians. If we truly live this, people everywhere would want what we have! We wouldn’t have to say much; our lives alone would shout the message of the gospel!
As we study the book of Mark together, we will be called to live as messengers of the Good News. We will dig deep into the truth of Mark and these key verses: “After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!'” (Mark 1:14-15).
Let’s be the messengers! Again, this year let’s portray a genuine “reflection of Christ.” Give the gift of real love! Spread the Good News through our lives, actions, and words!
Here is the music video; enjoy and be encouraged!
by Ron Kirkeeng, Pastor of Student Ministries and Outreach Ministries