‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV)
You look just like you. You are the only person in this world who has your gift mix and your talents. There is only one person who can express those things in the way that you do, through your personality, your sense of humour, with your tone of voice and your mannerisms. There is no one else like you, except for One. You see, you look just like you and you look just like Him. You are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory.
You look just like Jesus because when all of you, meets all of Him, something incredible happens. A divine exchange takes place. When we unveil our faces before the Lord, we are bringing all that we are before Him. That means everything; strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. Being fully present requires vulnerability, it requires having nothing hidden, and it requires holding nothing back.
In this place of ‘unveiled face,’ His light can bounce off every area of our life and accurately reflect who we are and who He is through us. If we look into a distorted mirror we will see a distorted image staring back at us. If we don’t allow His light to bounce off a particular area of our lives, we won’t see a reflection at all. But in this place of unveiled face, we see that even our ‘failings’ are simply a distorted reflection of how He created us to be.
In this place, the perfectionist can look into the face of Jesus and see the spirit of excellence that they were always intended to carry. In this place we can realise that the areas in our lives where we have received the most grace and healing are the very same areas that we now carry an authority in and that we can extend to others. In this place every gifting that He has placed inside of us can be turned back to praise and glorify the One who created us. In this place we can see Him as He truly is and ourselves are we were created to be. In this place, we realise that to hold back a part of ourselves is to veil an aspect of God that only we can carry.
[You] have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him (Colossians 3:10 NKJV)
In Jesus’ face we see the Father, in whose image we were created. In His face we see unconditional love and acceptance beyond measure. In His face we see our original design.