Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
As young children take on their unique appearance, the questions begin: Whose eyes does he have? Does she have her mother’s curls? Who does that laugh remind you of? Children never look exactly like their parents, but resemblances are always found.
The day is coming when Christians will be like Christ. Paul expounds on this subject in Romans 8:18-30, but John says it succinctly: “When He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” Looking at Christ will be like looking into a divine mirror—reflected to us will be the image of Christ Himself. We won’t become divine like Christ, but we will become complete, sinless, holy, and righteous—the image to which God has been conforming us in this life (Romans 8:28-29).
It’s an honor to reflect part of our earthly parents’ image in this life. But how greater will be the honor and glory of seeing Him as He is—and being like Him forever!
No man can prove that he is a child of God without showing the family likeness. John Blanchard