Spittin' Image

Dear Christ Bearers,

Christianity is a faith that transforms us, makes us better than we would be if we had not been gripped by this faith. In a way, every Christian is, a “Christopher”, literally a “Christ bearer.” That is someone who is formed into the image of Christ. In the south, sometimes you will hear people say “she or he is the spittin'  image of their mother (or father).”

Some linguists say that the phrase "spittin' image" derives from the Southern dialect where spirit and image were contracted (some say corrupted) into one. To say that you are the "spittin' image" of your father (or mother) is to say you bear both their spirit and image. You bear the visible imprint of your parent.

Well, we actually believe that Jesus, in his incarnation (God made flesh), enables us to be his spittin' image.

In this Christmas time and in the New Year, may we grow evermore into the “spittin' image" of our Lord each day.

Read Luke 1 and 2 for further reflection.

Prayers: For the Walters and Meadors and all who mourn, for Gloria Mitchell and all who are in need of healing, for forgiveness of our past sin and fresh starts in 2018.

Still in One Peace,   

Pastor David J. Jensen

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