I know this is a very puzzling request, since we believe we have no physical model to use for our drawing. This is true according to the scripture: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in bosom of the Father, he declared him.” (John 1:18). This leaves us to turn to Jesus’ drawing of God our Father, to begin to put our image of God on a canvas. But wait! Jesus drew a picture of the Father, not with crayons and paper, but with his own flesh and blood; and the picture was drawn so perfectly that it was an exact replica of God’s image.
What would you think if your children looked more like your next door neighbor than you? I suppose you would go and get a DNA test because DNA is who this child is and identifies who this child belongs to. What we are inside is who we are and to whom we belong! Who do you belong to?
As Christians we are not called to be conformed to the image of another person in the world, such as our pastor, teacher, politician or a famous celebrity. Many Christians start taking on the appearance and nature of their leaders instead of Christ. We become little “mini mega pastors” and lose the very sight of Christ in our envy of someone who does not have the power to save us.
We first have to unveil our face “All of us then, reflect the glory of the Lord with uncovered faces; and that same glory, coming from the Lord, who is the Spirit transforms us into his likeness in an ever greater degree of glory.” (2 Cor. 3:18). What is the result of a heart that has been unshackled from envy, self-centeredness and fear? When all the make-up of grandeur and self-praise are unveiled. What drawing will we see in of ourselves? Will it be a strong resemblance of God or will it be a self-made Christian, whose is a crude imitation of a righteous God?
Christ calls man to the divine force, he calls a man to recognize that he must be completely free from all that holds him back; and bring man to the highest degree of true intensity in God. It is the liberation and intensification of the divine force that, according to the teaching of Christ, constitutes man’s true life. True life is not executing the law or being in the image of one’s favorite idol. Christ draws a picture of God that allows the Christian to lie in the nearest possible approach to a divine perfection of God that he has drawn for us through his life. Christ leads a man to recognize within himself, the ability to draw closer to a fusion of one’s own will with God’s will; a fusion towards God in which man strives, and which would mark the destruction of the life we know.
Thereafter, the Christian, whose life has been transformed into the very imagine of God is then able to be a walking Drawing of God our Creator. Jesus Christ left us a “Connect the Dots” guide book called the Holy Bible. The world should be able to look at your life as an illustration of who God is and his infinite love and mercy to all that seek him.
Christ teachings differs from all other teaching, in that it guides people not through external rules, but through an inner consciousness of the possibility of reaching divine perfection. Man’s soul is measured by the ideal of complete infinite divine perfection, not by rules of society. But by the aspiration towards godly perfection is enough to take the direction of man’s life away from the animal condition and, as far as possible, in this life, towards the divine condition.
In order to draw a divine picture of God, one must strive with the guidance of the Holy Spirit towards Jesus Christ. If that demand for spiritual perfection is lowered it will diminish the possibility of perfection and destroy the true drawing and image of God. Only a true and holy drawing of God can influence people and motivate them to action. God bless you.