“Most assuredly I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son does in like manner.” – John 5:19 NKJV
Like a divine mirror, Jesus’ life revealed a perfect image of the Father in heaven. In John chapter 5, He was under fire for violating some Sabbath rules, but part of why He came was to clarify man’s understanding of God and His expectations. Consider how Paul described it:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”
“For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell.” – Colossians 1:15 & 19 NKJV
As disciples, we’re to reflect Christ, but a lot can hinder a proper image. For example, there can be obstructions in the way (an issue or person), dirt on the surface of the mirror (unconfessed sin), or an improper pointing angle (focusing on the wrong things). That’s why prayerful, daily “mirror maintenance” is important. It’s a time for the surface to be cleaned and the angle to be adjusted. Jesus said He looked to the Father for His daily guidance and did everything in “like manner”. What image are you reflecting today?