Bella Vista Church of Christ

LIFELINES

05/01/2019

 

Becoming Like Jesus

We want to be like Him as He walks on water...

But we do not want to walk the dirty floor of a poor man's hovel?

 

We would raise the dead...

But we will not hold the hand of the sick.

 

We would turn water into wine...

But we will not turn our money into food, clothing and shelter for the needy.

 

We would calm a storm on the Sea of Galilee...

But we will not calm the troubled heart of a neighbor.

 

We would restore the deaf man's hearing.

But we will not share with him what he needs most to hear.

 

We want to be like Jesus...

but we prefer to walk with Him in triumph over palm branches... Not under the weight of the cross.

 

We want the crown...

But not the cross.

 

We would like a scepter...

but not a shepherd's staff.

 

We prefer the royal garment...

to the service towel.

 

We want to be like Jesus as King...

but not as a servant.

 

To this you were called,

because Christ suffered for you,

leaving you an example,

that you should follow in his steps.

(1 peter 2.21)