It continues to amaze me how much my younger sisters have spent their entire lives looking exactly like our mom did at their age. If it weren’t for the difference between black and white and color photography, it would be difficult to distinguish between baby pictures. This recent photo of my youngest sister and her son Cole drove the point home to me even further as Cole looks almost exactly like my brother did at the same age.
It seems that no matter how hard we might try to avoid taking on the characteristics of our parents, we end up being unable to do so. Sharing the same genes and having the same blood flowing through one’s veins makes it almost a certainty that each of us will take on many of the same traits as our parents.
When it comes to God the same principle applies. We have been created in his image and likeness and no matter how much we attempt to walk away from that image, it remains in us. We can tarnish the image with sin, try to distort it, but in the end others will look at us and be able to exclaim, “You’re the spitting image of your Father!”
The good news of the Christian faith is learning that we have divine blood flowing through our veins that continues to penetrate to the deepest parts of our bodies in order to heal what has been broken.