Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow His steps closely. — 1 Pet. 2:21.
Imitate Jesus’ humility and tenderness.
We tend to imitate those whose personality and ways we admire. Of all the humans who have walked the Earth, no one is more worthy of imitation than Jesus Christ.
Why is that? Jesus Himself once said: “Whoever has seen Me has seen The Father also.” John 14:9
Jesus reflects His Father’s Essence so perfectly that observing The Son is like seeing The Father. Therefore, as we imitate Jesus, we draw closer to God, the greatest Personage in the Universe and beyond, for we live in the seen. What a reward for imitating the qualities and ways of The Word of The Creator made flesh!
How though, can we know what Jesus is like? Thankfully, we have an inspired written portrait of Jesus. God has provided that record, as found in the Christian Greek Scriptures, because God wants us to become acquainted with His Son so that we can imitate Him.
In the Bible, the example Jesus left is compared to “steps,” or footprints. In effect, God is telling us to walk behind Jesus and match our steps to His. Of course, Jesus left a perfect example for us, and we are far from perfect. But God does not expect us to follow Jesus’ steps perfectly. Rather, The Father expects us to imitate His Son to the best of our ability as imperfect humans.
We know our limits. So does God. Many times we can come up with excuses, a myriad of them. But, we should run our own racw. Anothers path is no comparison. Even if twins, there are certain things your twin has done that you have not oe will never do. So, comparing our lives to anothers is crestful of errors and is nit the way to be at all.
Lord, I thank you for today. The beauty of yeserday both seen and unseen. Thank You for waking me up to this day, Your day in Jesus name. I thank You for going ahead for touching all You have desire to touch. Thank you for letting me be Your gospel. Thank You Father in Jesus’ name, Amen