Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Let Christ and God Be Seen in Us

By Gerald Cowan

No perfect mirror now exists
To show the Savior’s mind and heart
Or picture perfectly the God
Who, in him,  from the very start
Showed us Himself in word and deed.
Then, by the Holy Spirit’s art
A sacrifice was offered that
Grace and salvation did impart.

In Jesus Christ we can see God;
In him we see our Father’s face.
In him we see the God of love, 
Of mercy, joy, and peace and grace
Who knows and meets our ev’ry need.
Our ev’ry loss He will replace.
In him we see what we should be; 
Our human lot he did embrace.

There is no doubt, no doubt at all
That God our Father wants to see
His Christ in us, His Son our Lord.
Redeemed and sanctified and free,
With all entanglements of sin
Removed from us, secure to be
And anchored by a perfect hope
That stretches to eternity.

There also is no doubt that those
Who know from Christ we take our name
Should never see or hear in us
What may bring Him reproach or shame.
Do not misrepresent the Lord,
Lest for our sins He get the blame.  
Instead make sure all see in us
The good that will enhance His fame.

- Gerald Cowan, a longtime preacher and missionary, is retired from full-time pulpit preaching. Gerald publishes an e-mail newsletter entitled GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICAL WRITINGS. He is available for Gospel Meetings and he may be contacted at

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