The Image of God

The Son of God, who became the man Jesus, exactly represents God the Father. “He who has seen Me has seen the Father,” Jesus declared to His disciples on His last night with them (John 14:9). “No one has ever seen God at any time. The only-begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him [made Him known]” (John 1:18). The Apostle Paul writes, “For it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6). The writer of Hebrews confirms that Jesus is “the brightness of [the Father’s] glory and the express image of His person” (1:3). The Son of God reflects the Father’s magnitude and His mercy; His power and His pity; His greatness and His goodness. Jesus’ works replicate God’s will, and His words reveal God’s ways. In His sinless character we behold the holiness of God, and His sacrificial death displays the limitless love of the Father. “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only son…” (John 3:16; see also Romans 5:8). By His resurrection from the dead, our Christ expressed the infinite energy of Elohim, and His ascension manifests the supreme sovereignty of the Yahweh the King. His prayers for us open up the heart of the Father. His presence by the Spirit brings us into intimacy with our Creator. His promised return will vindicate the righteousness of our Divine Ruler and Judge. Shall we not turn our eyes upon Jesus all day, every day?