One of the favorite get-away spots for Queen Elizabeth is Sandringham, her palace in windswept Norfolk. She enjoys going for long walks in the countryside with her dogs at her side. Sometimes she goes into the village of Sandringham to shop. While she was there one day, a local resident remarked to her, “Why, you look just like the Queen!” Queen Elizabeth replied, “How very reassuring!”
For a Christian, the highest compliment is to be told that one resembles the Prince of Peace, the Son of the King of kings.
Those who live in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ gradually begin to take on some of his characteristics—his compassion, patience, purity, and love. Gradually he replaces our selfishness with his caring, our greed with his generosity, and our prejudice with his inclusiveness. Are you developing a resemblance to the Savior?
“And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.” (I Corinthians 15:49)