We all desire to have a living legacy when we leave this terrestrial ball. This mommy looks a great deal like her mommy at approximately the same age.
The physical resemblance is undeniable and as she ages, she looks more and more like me. I am blessed to call her daughter.
We call this grand "Little Gabe". He not only looks like his Uncle Gabe, but has many of his personality characteristics. The consummate entertainer, he loves to be the center of attention. It is really difficult to not laugh at his antics, just as it was with Uncle Gabe. Unfortunately their teachers do not always find them quite so cute.
It is human nature to want someone to carry on our legacy. A legacy of our character and appearance somehow gives us the peace that we will always be here.
Physical appearance is one thing, but how often have we said, "He/She acts just like _____" Our personality traits can be inherited as well as our physical looks. My obsessiveness and need for order was passed on to #1 Son. My tender heart was passed on to #2 Son. My love of relationships was passed on to #1 Daughter. Each of my children has been marked by some aspect of my personality. Each of them is different, but there are distinct similarities also. The phrase "uniquely and wonderfully made" comes to mind.
We are told in The Word that we are created in God's image. Somehow man has turned the tables and tried to make God into our image. God's character, unlike man's, is unchangeable. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. God came first and then man. We are created in His image and not the other way around. Man is guilty of even taking God's attributes and putting our spin on them. God being good does not mean we are guaranteed health, wealth, and prosperity. It does mean "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose," Romans 8:28. Our definition of good is not the good of eternal consequence.
We limit and define God based upon our finite mind. God is infinite and His character is immutable. When you stop and consider, this unchanging--unable to change character of God is a great comfort. Man may change based upon the time and circumstance, BUT GOD is the one constant we can rely upon. He is consistent with His character.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.