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Lent 2024: The Image of Jesus by Sis. Judith Watkins


“The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being sustaining all things by the power of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”

Hebrews 1:3


February 25, 2024

The Image of Jesus

Many years ago, when my cousin was pregnant with twins, she texted two sonograms to our family. We were very excited; messages circulated with possible names. I looked at the first photo and quickly saw his features, but as I studied the second image, I had no such luck. After about a minute I realized the baby boy resembled his father.

It was hard for me to see the second image, but it was always there. Just as I had trouble seeing that image, I often don't see Jesus in everyone. I may focus on someone's negative traits instead of concentrating on positive qualities. Quite honestly, I sometimes don't resemble Jesus.

God made us in His image. His only Son Jesus is His mirror image too. Jesus was crucified and rose on the third day. His time on earth allowed Him to understand life as a mortal human. Regardless of what we see, we carry Jesus's image because we are His creation. Just like that sonogram, I may have to look a little harder to see Jesus in everyone, but He's there.

Lent is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection in preparation for the Christ’s resurrection. If we could look at everyone as though we are seeing Jesus, it would change our image of people. It would help us see a mirror image of Jesus.

                                               Sister Judith Watkins



Prayer:  Almighty God, let me see the mirror image of Jesus in everyone I encounter this Lenten season. Amen.


Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.

Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.




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