The other day as I was standing in my kitchen I noticed my reflection in the side of the teapot. It was misshapen and distorted. It was not a true reflection of my image but it was the best reflection that little teapot could give. It is what it is.
As Christians are called to reflect Christ but we will always give a misshapen image of Him. We are clay pots with imperfections that distort the true reflection of Christ. How can we become mirrors that give a true image?
We let God mold us. We have to be willing to surrender ourselves to His mighty hand so that He can shape us to become more and more Christlike. Only then will we be perfect.
Until then, we do the best we can because we are what we are, and by the grace of God He is changing us.
Scriptures to reflect on:
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. 2 Corinthians 3:18