Becoming Like the Father

John 5:19

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise”.

Thought for the Day:  Becoming like Christ

Today, I wanted to write about a special man in my life, my Daddy. I sat and thought for several minutes about him and the crazy stories I could tell. Then a story popped in my mind that was not one of the stories I would think of as crazy. My Daddy and my youngest brother, Coble, were very much alike. They looked alike and they also had the same personality. That combination at times was a recipe for disaster.  One day, when we drove into our driveway after church, Coble asked, “Daddy, why are you different at home than you are at church?” Evidently they had had a dispute the night before, one of those disputes that happen when same personalities meet. I remember everyone in the car getting very quiet, with all of us wondering what was going to happen next. Daddy became very quiet and Coble realized what he had done. Silence continued when we went in the house and for the next few minutes. After awhile, they did have a discussion but I don’t remember what was said. I just remember that in that moment, things changed. Daddy realized that the little boy had now become a young man, and that the young man had a lot to offer him in discussions and conversations. That moment created a wonderful union between a father and son, a wonderful partnership that discussed events and spiritual subjects.

Today, as I reflect on this story, I rejoice that my Daddy and Coble became such close friends through what happened on this day. They became spiritual brothers in Christ on that day. Coble had become like my Daddy. As we go through life, and watch God at work, I rejoice that I am able to follow Him and strive to become like Him. As my spiritual life grows, I feel a special bond with God that was not so strong just a short time ago. We are becoming closer and I believe we are communicating better and enjoying each other’s company better. He is with me – and I am with Him.

Prayer:   God, thank you for special memories of situations that help us realize how we are to be with you. Thank you for being my father and for leading me through life spiritually as I strive to be more like you. Amen

Prayer Focus: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

 

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