When Magnolia was first born, most people immediately said she looked like David. And I liked hearing that. I obviously have a strong preference for my husband's dashing good looks. I wasn't sad that people didn't say she looked like me. But now that she is coming into her own a little bit more and showing off that spunky little personality, I'm starting to hear more and more "wow, she looks just like you." When she makes certain looks or reacts similarly to me, people see me in her and are astonished. When I hear people say she is like me, my heart swells. I'm full of pride and delight.
It makes me think of my Creator. Made in His image. When we act in accordance to His will and follow his commands we bear forth his image. He looks at us and I can only begin to imagine his delight. Our God is constant and loves us the same no matter what -- when we allow others to see Him through us, just like when people see us through our children, how much does his heart swell?