Devotional

A Copy-Cat God

I was driving down the Boulevard the other day when my little sister (through Big Brothers Big Sisters), called up from the back seat:
“Guess what I’m doing, Bekah?”

“What?” I curiously respond.

“I’m acting like I’m driving the car back here just like you!” she exclaims excitedly.

A little farther down the street I slowed to a stop at a red light and felt pressure on my seat belt.  I glanced down as saw her foot pressing the bottom of it on the door-side of my seat.  I joked with her saying, “Are you messing with my seat belt?!?”

She matter-of-factly replied: “No, I was just pressing the break, just like you!”

Suddenly it hit me… God’s alive, active, working-on-my-heart Word smacks me right in the face.  I see God’s words that I read that morning come to life:

Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does, the Son also does.  For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. … By  myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgement is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.” (John 5:19-20, 30)

Like a son mimics his father shaving, like a daughter uses the same phrases of her mother, like my little sister wanted to drive “just like me”… Jesus looks to His Father for everything.  He followed His lead. He played the “copy-cat” game.  And the Father, out of His love for His Son, showed him the right thing to do.  Therefore, when we look at Jesus, we see the Father.  And prayerfully, as people look at us, they see Him too.

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