Is That You?
My exam rooms are covered with pictures of my patients. Over the years, parents have sent pictures of me with their children. Today, a four year old at a well visit for his two year old brother stood in the corner intently scanning the pictures. I was preparing to exit the room when he asked, “Is that you holding the baby?” I replied, yes it is. He asked,” Is that you standing next to the little girl?” Again, I said yes. With laser focus and in rapid fire, he pointed to the picture you see above and said, “Is that you?” With a smile, I told him that is my son, Zachary. There are over a hundred pictures posted in that room and this four year old was able to see me in my youngest son. Was it the eyes, the shape of the head or maybe the smile that he thought resembled Dr. Howelton? Somehow he knew this child looked just like me.
29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The world seeks to know if there is a God. They will look for Him in the most unusual places ever asking, “Is that you?” No one can see the Father but we can know Him through Jesus Christ. God’s plan from the beginning was to transform those who answer His call into the expressed image of His Son. When the lost see us, the characteristic features of Jesus should be evident. Do we resemble the Savior? Can the attributes of love, joy, peace, goodness, faithfulness and self-control be found in us? When the unsaved set their eyes on you, will they ask, “Is that you, Lord, is that You?”