Looking at this picture, can you guess why?
My wife uses walking poles when we are on longer walks and my daughter just wants to be like her.
As I walked behind them both a few days ago I began to ponder this and I took this picture.
I began to think about how we should be becoming more like Jesus.
As we travel through life, will we aim to do so as his followers who want to live in a way that please him or will we simply worship him but generally live as we please?
My daughter spends a lot of time and energy getting her sticks ready (a good Gandalf like staff can be hard to find!). Will we spend time and energy living like Jesus (don’t worry, the beard and sandals are optional!) or will we simply live in a way that pleases Jesus when it suits us and is convenient?
At the end of the day, do we want to become like Jesus or do we want him to become like us? Do we want to live in a way that pleases him or do we want him to act n ways that please us?Do we want to focus on and worship Jesus or would we like our lives to be the centre of his universe?
This should be our aim, that we are able to say;
Imitate me as I imitate Christ (1 Corinthians 11.1)