GOD’s Will For Man Part #1


So, who do you look like?

Your brother, your sister, or one or both of your parents?


One day a colleague of mine, let’s name him Jim, invited me to lunch at a diner two doors down from our office. I agreed, so we went. Normally, my style of lunch is carryout, and I eat it on the way back to work. (Don’t judge me!) However, Jim likes to dine in.

When we reached the order line, Jim ordered first, and went and sat down in a booth. I was focused on placing my order, but I glanced over my shoulder in the general area where Jim sat.

After ordering my food, I quickly glanced over to Jim, and headed in his direction. Completely distracted by a text message, I periodically looked up, in order not to run into a passer-by. When I reached the booth, I sat down. Once I finished my text message, I grabbed my glass of water from off the table. I was going to strike up a conversation with Jim regarding the text message, but first, I decide to take a sip of water. As I raised the glass to my mouth, I raised my eyes to look at Jim. I would have loved to have had a video camera to see my face when I realized that I sat at the wrong table.

I abruptly stood up, while apologizing at the same time. The gentlemen seem very nice, because he said, “No, no, no, you’re fine. You’re welcome to sit here.” However, before I was able to explain to him that I was at the wrong table, I noticed how similar he looked to Jim.

Although his face looked different, and his hair was a little grayer than Jim’s, he was about the same weight and shape as Jim.

I said,” I’m so sorry, excuse me. My booth is over there.” I pointed at the booth next to us. Embarrassed, and shaking my head, I sat down at Jim’s booth.

I said,” Jim, I sat at the wrong booth, I thought that man was you.”

Jim said,” I just saw that, and the funny thing is…. That’s my brother!”

Now that’s funny!!!

So, the two brothers stood and greeted one another. Jim told me later that it was a long time since he had seen his brother in person. I found it amazing that two people who look so much alike, didn’t know they were sitting next to each other.

I ask you again, who do you look like?

In Genesis 1:26 (KJV), God said, “Let us make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness:” Let’s stop there. So, GOD said that man is made in HIS image. So, what does God look like? Well, when Moses went up on the Mountain to talk to GOD, Moses asked to see God’s face. And God said, “You cannot see my face, no man shall see ME, and live.” Exodus 33:20 (NKJV). However, God placed HIS hand in front of Moses’ face, so he wasn’t able to see GOD’s face. Then, GOD removed HIS hand, and allowed Moses to see his “back parts.” Exodus 33:23 (KJV). The glory of God was so great, that it made Moses’s face shine bright. In fact, his face shined so brightly that Moses had to put on a vail, because the children of Israel were so afraid to look at him.

To answer the question, “What does God look like?” You only need to look at Adam. Adam was made in the express image of God. But it even gets better. We are the descendants of Adam, therefore, we are also made in the image of God. Let me remind you that there is nothing more beautiful than God, and God chose to make you in his image! That makes you beautiful too.

Now, what does it mean to be made in “HIS likeness.” In Hebrews, the word for likeness means to: resemble, model, shape, like-manner, and similar. (Strong’s Concordance). That means, in our lives, we should resemble God. We should model and shape ourselves in a like-manner of God through HIS word. When people look at you, they should see God’s beauty, goodness, and love.

So, who do you look like? More important, when God looks at you, do you resemble HIM? It’s time you did. God’s purpose is that you look like, and act like HIM. If you currently don’t look like HIM, you have a chance to change that right now. Repent!!! Receive Jesus in your heart as Lord and Savior.

Who do you look like?

You look like your creator. You are made in the image and likeness of God. You are beautiful!!

G. Edward Wyche

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