2 Corinthians 5:17
" Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new." (NKJV)
I am a new creation, but I don't look much like Jesus yet. As I grow in Christ, I am to become more and more like Him. During the journey of our Christian lives, we are to go from: "I think he's a Christian." to "Oh yeah, he's one of those Jesus followers." Well, currently, I am closer to the "I think he's a Christian." My goal is to grow so that I appear as a reflection of Him, even better than the reflection above resembles the objects on the shore. The only way for me to do that is to draw as close to Jesus as possible, through the reading of the Word, the hearing of the Good News through anointed speakers, and by spending time in conversation (prayer) with Him. If I do my part, He will transform me so close to His image that people will say, "O yeah, he's one of those Jesus followers. He gets more like Him every day." Wow, that's what I want!
We Need to Look Like Him