Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christian? What's that?

Are you a Christian? Lets rephrase that a little. If you were in a crowd listening to a speaker and he said, "If you are a Christian, would you please stand to your feet?" Would you stand?



Lets rephrase the question again, "If you believe you are "Christlike", would you please stand?" Humm, did you struggle getting to your feet? Did you look around to see who is standing? Our pastor introduced this thought the other day and I, like others, struggled with a response. If we are Christians are we not Christlike? We should be working towards being more like our Savior each moment of the day. Admittedly we fail at times, Christ did not, but I don't think that is what He is asking of us. We are 100% human - He is God's Son - perfect in every way. He gives us a pattern to live and strive for.

The picture above shows a man giving comfort to what appears may be his wife. Do we fail to give comfort when we could? Is that Christlike? Comfort is one of those things we can do. There are other things we can do as well. I remember when mama had her 33 radiation treatments - daily - a 35 minute drive one way each day. I was able to go with her all but 1 day. That was a comfort to her.

How are you doing with the stranger? How about your spouse? Children? Are you being Christlike? Lets take today and start being more Christlike - I know mama would like that. Maybe next time I won't hesitate to stand.

8 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wow! That is a wonderful, blessed post my dear friend!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - I weep when I read my own blog - I have work to do! We just keep trying to do better - never quitting.

Johnny said...

well said.

CrossView said...

Love is the key. =)

Ed said...

I am not a Christian. I do strive to treat everyone including strangers, especially strangers, with the love an respect that Jesus did.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Johnny - Thank you - May you be Christlike as you walk through life.

Very true Crossview - Love is definitely the key.

Ed - Mama is still working on that - you are in OUR prayers! :) You have always shown love & respect on your blog and other blogs - to everyone - except cats.

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Great post, we should all practice this everyday.

Indian Lake Papa said...

EDwina - gotta work on this just a little bit more!