Have you seen the new Ronald McDonald for 2014? His look was outdated and he needed an upgrade. Springfieldians did not see this new Ronald at the Christmas parade on the 13th. The local Ronald has apparently not gotten the memo. Christians, do we need an upgrade on Jesus?. He hasn’t changed in 2,000 years.
McDonald’s changed their spokes clown to launch a social media campaign and Ronald has been quoted as saying “selfies, here I come.” Jesus is into selfies as well. For those who don’t know what this is, it is a photograph that you have taken of yourself and post to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or one of the other social media sites.
Christians are Jesus’ selfies. Christian means “little Christ” in the Greek. Every believer is an image of God through His Son. We represent God and Christ. Are you enhancing His image in this world or detracting from it? Do your posts on Facebook, Instagram, Linked-in and Google+ represent your faith. There is an old song, “Let others see Jesus in You” Think about it’s words.
“While passing through this world of sin and others your life shall view. Be clean and pure without, within. Let others see Jesus in you. Your life’s a book before their eyes. They’re reading it thro and thro. Say, does it point them to the skies. Do others see Jesus in you? Then live for Christ both day and night. Be faithful, be brave and true, and lead the lost to light and Christ. Let others see Jesus in you. Let others see Jesus in you. Let others see Jesus in you. Keep telling the story. Be faithful and true. Let others see Jesus in you.”
If Christ needs an update in His image, Christians are the ones to update themselves. “Be in the world, not of the world,” is a good plan to live by. That means that you conduct yourselves as Jesus did, not as you want to and then expect God to bless it. Being a Christian isn’t hard. It isn’t easy either. You just have to let the image of Christ shine through you.