Tag: Image

Behold The Image of The Lord Jesus!

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.” 1 Corinthians 4:17

We should so live, that those who know us shall recognize the unmistakable lineaments of Christ in us.

Retzsch, a German sculptor, made a wonderful statue of the Redeemer. For eight years it was his dream by night, and his thought by day. He set it before a child of five or six years old. There were none of the usual emblematic marks designating the Savior about the figure–no cross, no crown of thorns, nothing by which to identify it. Yet when the child was asked who it was–she replied that it was the Lord Jesus.

This was a wonderful triumph of art, this putting so much divinity into the face of the model, that even a little child recognized the artist’s thought.

Just so, we should exhibit in our life and character such a reproduction of the holiness and beauty of Christ, that everyone who looks upon us and sees our life may instinctively recognize the features of the Master, and say, “Behold the image of the Lord Jesus!” There is no other way of magnifying the Lord, which so witnesses to the world.

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ!” 1 Corinthians 11:1

by J.R. Miller

I Have Graven You on The Palms of My Hands

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16

Heaven and earth may be well astonished that rebels should obtain such a nearness to the heart of infinite love as to be written upon the palms of His hands. “I have graven you.” It does not say, “I have graven your name.” The name is there, but that is not all; “I have graven you!” See the fullness of this! I have graven your person, your temptations, your weaknesses, your wants, your works; I have graven you, everything about you, all that concerns you; I have put you altogether there. Will you ever say again that your God has forsaken you when He has graven you upon His own palms?

by Charles Spurgeon

HT Amazing Grace