We are Most Like Jesus When…

  • Jan. 26, 2012
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I once asked a little boy at Family Retreat what he’d like to be when he grows up.  

I'm Joni Eareckson Tada.  I once asked a little boy at Family Retreat what he’d like to be when he grows up.  I was expecting an answer like, "I'd like to be a fireman."  But instead he said, "When I grow up... I want to be like Jesus."  It really took me back; I’d never heard a child say it quite like that.  But don’t we all want to grow up to be like Jesus?  To become more patient and loving, more sympathetic, more wise, more pure.  But in fact, because Christ was sinless, we become most like Him when we sin less.  A "hatred of sin" should top the list of qualities which make us most like Christ.  Jesus' primary purpose in coming was to deal with sin and its affects.  He knew it was the ruin of those He loved...  So if you’re like that little boy and desire to become like Jesus, if you want to get closer and know Him better, know this:  it means putting sin behind you.

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