The Face of God


What does God look like?

I’ve wondered about this question many times. I’m quite sure a lot of others have too. Even Moses asked to see the glory of God.

We’ll probably never get the answer to that question until we go to Heaven, but the Bible gives a pretty good idea of what God looks like. Genesis 1:27 reads: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Every single person on Earth was created in the image of God.

So God looks like the stranger in Starbucks and the best friend at our side.

God looks like our mother and father, sister and brother.

God looks like the newborn baby, small and fragile and innocent.

God looks like the adolescents, young and free and uncertain and growing. Acne breakouts and pimples and all.

God looks like the grandfather who has reached old age, tired and wrinkled and bent.

God looks like the supermodel before the show, stripped of makeup, barefaced and beautiful.

God looks like the homeless on the street corner, struggling and desperate and forgotten but still hopeful.

God looks like the rock star and the screaming fan.

God looks like the preacher at church, the saint in the pew. God looks like the sinner in prison.

God looks like our teachers. The classmates we barely know. The Wal-Mart greeters. The motorists stuck in traffic behind us and in front of us and beside us. The people who flip our hamburgers and dress our subs. The driver who delivers our pizza.

God looks like the third-world children, bloated stomachs and sunken eyes.

God looks like the elephant man. The boy with autism. The girl with cleft lip.

God looks like you. And me.

Every single one of us a snapshot of the face of God.

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