Have you had a role model who has influenced your life for the good? Who looks to you and models themselves on you for the good?
God has provided us not only a Savior, but a living role model in Jesus Christ. With patience and loving guidance, Jesus, the exact image of God, models for us a new way of living. He shows us what it is to be fully human, loving, patient, kind, not self-centred nor hurtful, never delighting in evil, willing to risk wisely, to protect and persevere, always focussed on honouring God.
In our journey through life and faith, we follow in each others’ footprints for good or ill. Jesus’s footsteps are big, clear, firmly set and truth-filled. If we choose to model ourselves on him, we will not be disappointed. His Spirit* will ever be a constant companion and source of strength throughout life and beyond.
Rev Shirley Barker-Kirby Presbyterian Minister
From Christian Comment as published in the Gisborne Herald on Sat 1st November 2014
web site: www.gisborneherald.co.nz
I came across this this excellent and inspirational piece of writing in the Gisborne Herald newspaper. Shirley’s thoughts (words) on Jesus touched and inspired me and I hope, I trust they may do the same in your life too.
So am sharing in that spirit.