Let Them See Christ

Have you ever seen a blinding glint of light emanating from something tiny which just happens to be so oriented with the sun in a way that it reflects the light far greater than we could imagine from such a little object?

In our church there is a plaque on the top of the pulpit which reads, “Let them see Christ.”  It is an important reminder to the speakers and worship leaders in our church that they are to reflect His glory and not seek their own.  This is a challenge that each of us, as Christ-bearers in the world, should keep in mind as we go about our day-to-day walk in this dark and hell-bound world.

But what goes unsaid on the plaque, and too often unacknowledged by us, is that for others to see Jesus in us, we first have to see Him ourselves.  People will not “accidentally” see Jesus in our lives.  If we aren’t orienting ourselves in His direction, seeking to see His face for ourselves, we will not give much more that a glancing reflection—not the radiant glory He would desire for the world to see.

If the deepest desire of our hearts, from day-to-day, moment to moment, is to see Jesus, then we will not have to try to have people see Him in us.  Just like Moses’ face shone with the glory of God but he was unaware, we, too, will reflect the glory of Jesus to all around us.  They will see Jesus because we have seen Him for ourselves.

by Sheri Cook, Director of Special Ministries