Brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers in Christ — [ include yourself in this group if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior ] — I challenge you. I behoove you to see, really see Jesus in one another. Look closely at the face of your fellow believer and see the Lord.
You might find this harder than it sounds, at first. But remembering your own lowly state should help for it is pride and self-righteousness which interferes with seeing Jesus in others.
Next time you’re near a mirror, take a longer look. Do you see Jesus? You should if you call yourself a believer. But, seeing Jesus in your own face should not be an occasion for puff-up-ness. Actually being able to see Him in your own face is likely to make your knees wobbly and your heart flutter. Is that the Lord? Oh my! Give me Your strength, dear God in heaven!
When you walk away, Paul says that image of truth fades too quickly for we are seeing only a reflection of glory. Next time, hold onto His image just long enough to see Him in the next face you greet. Perhaps it is your own mother’s face. You see Jesus in her eyes, in her smile. Behold, how humbling.
Dearest Lord, keep us in humility. Strike out spiritual pride, the tendency to believe that somehow we are better than another — a false idea from Your adversary planted in our minds — an infection which not only destroys others but ourselves. Thank You for Your glorious mercies. In Jesus’ Name, amen.