Happy Wednesday! Hope this midweek day is great. (That felt like a weird sentence to type.)
As for posting every Tuesday, well, I forgot yesterday. No worries.
Before I get into the post, thank you for the recent followers. It is nice to get feedback in the forms of “liked” and “…is now following your blog.”
Now to the the best two minutes of your day.
I am reading a book entitled In His Image. This is book one of three called The Christ Clone Trilogy. Here is a link to the books. The artwork is newer than the copy I have but it is still the same book.
This is the version I own.
It is a fiction story. The author puts a note at the beginning describing how he is writing the story.
I am not going into the theology of cloning Christ (if that is even possible?). Nor do I want to spoil a good book.
Synopsis: A person is cloned from living cells that were found on the Shroud of Turin during a scientific research event. That is all I will say about the book.
What the book has done for me is that it has planted a thought in my brain.
That thought is the basis for this post. So here you go…
Isn’t the goal of following Jesus to become more like Jesus?
I teach biology. The amount of DNA in our cells is staggering. All the variety is part of God’s plan. So my thought is not becoming like Jesus in a physical way.
I am talking about the unseen things of life.
- The way I respond to crisis.
- My reaction to my wife or kids when I am stressed.
- How well (or not well) did I treat my coworkers.
- My driving.
- My work ethic.
- When I am alone, what am I doing.
These, and many more that you could list, are the things that make me like Jesus.
And the good part is that He will help us!
Being like Jesus is the goal. And God has graciously given us everything we need to accomplish this goal. It is up to us if we decide to use the assistance.
For me, I fall short everyday. But with God, all things are possible!
So go out there and be a Christ Clone today!
Next week, come back to read more about the “help” that God gives us.