Even to this day when [the Word is proclaimed], a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:14–18, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Ever wonder what Jesus really looked like? Well, if He looked anything like Norman Rockwell, then this verse might be an appropriate caption for the above illustration. But not quite. The likeness that Paul is referring to has nothing to do with physical attributes, and everything to do with character.
My Advice – It “comes from the Lord.” But sometimes we are so “fidgety” with the cares of the world as we “pose,” the likeness is difficult to capture. If we are cooperative, however, the likeness does not merely increase (think linear) but is ever-increasing (think exponential). “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10, NIV 1984).
“Sit” still for the Master artist, and His likeness just might be exalted through you.