Seeking His Face

His image is scattered in humanity like millions of mirrors spread upon the earth… some shattered, some broken, some barely reflecting… but nonetheless, somehow, reflections of His glory… Can you see it?

Can you see His face in the face of the newborn?

Can you see His face in the cubicle next to you?

Can you see His face in the face of the driver who has just cut you off?

Can you see His face in the face of the homeless man?

Can you see His face in the face of the single mother?

Can you see His face in the face of the couple who has had yet another miscarriage?

Can you see His face in the face of the immigrant, lost in a foreign place?

Can you see His face in the face of the child who must provide for his or her family while going to school?

Can you see His face in the face of the democrat?

Can you see His face in the face of the republican?

Can you see His face in the face of the disgraced pastor after an affair?

Can you see His face in the faces of victims of church abuse?

Can you see His face in the face of Mark Driscoll?

Can you see His face in the faces of Oscar, Trayvon, Eric and Mike?

Can you see His face in the faces of the police?

Can you see His face in the faces of a community tired of seeing their youth die?

Can you see His face the faces of the Sunni and Shiite?

Can you see His face in the face of the persecuted family told to leave their home?

Can you see His face in the face of the ISIS militant tearing down churches?

Can you see His face in the face of the Israeli soldier?

Can you see His face in the face of the Palestinian?

Can you see His face in your face when you see all the brokenness and sin within and without your own heart?

Can you see it?

His image is scattered in humanity like millions of mirrors spread upon the earth… some shattered, some broken, some barely reflecting… but nonetheless, somehow, reflections of His glory…

…There are some days where it’s harder to see. Evil is not found across a divide between different groups of people, but a fracture that runs straight down the heart of every human being that has distorted the reflection of the beauty and glory of God.

Lord recover Your image in us. Remind us that we were meant to be so much more. Give us eyes of compassion to remember that we are all fractured and in need of repair. Help us to see clearly the remnants of created beauty within us all and to call it out in fullness- knowing that you came and dwelled among our broken shattered existence, experienced that breaking first hand, and gave yourself to that brokenness- the shards of it pierced your hands, your feet, your side- so that we could once again see You- not just as a shadow, not just as a dim reflection- but in fullness. 

The story says that the deathly wounds could not hold back Your glory and You rose in victory over our sin… Lord, we need a little bit of that resurrection right now.

Lord we want to see Your face. 

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