We come to the end of Micah and find the question we’ve all been asking. Who is like God?
I was at a conference one hundred miles from home, staring at a familiar face across the room. “That guy looks exactly like Jeremy!” I thought to myself. I knew there was no chance it was my friend, though. He’d have no reason to attend a preaching conference. Still, the resemblance was uncanny. I slowly pulled out my phone, took a picture without the doppelganger’s notice, and sent it to Jeremy’s wife.
“Is it just me, or does this guy look familiar?” I asked.
“Wow!” She replied. “They say we all have a twin.”
“Yeah, but which one is the evil twin?”
“That’s a good question!”
Who Do You Look Like?
I chalk it up to age and a wide circle of friends. More and more, I find myself thinking, “I’ve seen that face before.” Hardly a day goes by when I don’t think to myself, “This person reminds me of someone I’ve already met.” But, of course, how different can we each be? There are eight billion people on the planet now. So even if you’re one in a million, there are still 8000 other people exactly like you!
Social media encourages our comparisons, of course. Those posts make the rounds every few months, saying, “Upload your photo here to find your celebrity look-a-like.” Every time I do one of those, it’s always the same results—pictures of Jason Momoa and Hugh Jackman! If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been mistaken for one of those guys . . . well . . . I’d be down a few nickels.
But Who Is Like God?
Yet, in a world of doppelgangers, look-a-likes, and evil twins, we come back to Micah’s ultimate question, “Who is a God like you?” (Micah 7:18). We find ourselves confronted with the wholly unique, wholly loving, wholly holy Creator of all! There are no comparisons; accept no substitutes! This is the ONE!
And in Him, we find gifts we could never find anywhere else. As Micah expresses the distinctiveness of God, we see He is exactly who we need him to be!