Behold the image of the Lord Jesus!
"He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church." 1 Corinthians 4:17
We should so live, that those who know us shall recognize the unmistakable lineaments of Christ in us.
Retzsch, a German sculptor, made a wonderful statue of the Redeemer. For eight years it was his dream by night, and his thought by day. He set it before a child of five or six years old. There were none of the usual emblematic marks designating the Savior about the figure--no cross, no crown of thorns, nothing by which to identify it. Yet when the child was asked who it was--she replied that it was the Lord Jesus.
This was a wonderful triumph of art, this putting so much divinity into the face of the model, that even a little child recognized the artist's thought.
Just so, we should exhibit in our life and character such a reproduction of the holiness and beauty of Christ, that everyone who looks upon us and sees our life may instinctively recognize the features of the Master, and say, "Behold the image of the Lord Jesus!" There is no other way of magnifying the Lord, which so witnesses to the world.
"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ!" 1 Corinthians 11:1