Who Do You See?

Who do you see when you watch your spouse’s face light up with a huge smile? Or a newborn child you are cradling? Or that dying family member whose hand you are holding? The answer is clear in each case. You see a child of God. Who do you see as you watch video of a malnourished child covered by flies? Or an addict drinking cheap wine out of a paper bag? Or that bully who has made your teenage son’s life miserable? Again, the answer is clear as can be. You see a child of God. Not just in some generic sense. But a child of God for whom Jesus has died.