Imitators of Christ
Walking by a dark restaurant in a nearby town I noticed a sign in the window, “Out of Business because we didn’t know what business we were in.” Pausing for a moment I wondered, how could they not know what business they were in? There was a sign above the door that clearly stated this was a restaurant. There were tables, chairs, menus, and a kitchen just on the other side of the window. Pondering a moment longer, I speculated that when this business began they knew what business they were in, but somewhere along the way they had lost their excitement, intentionality, and perhaps their love for serving others delicious meals. Walking away, I thought of all of the other businesses that are now closed; then I thought about churches and Christ-followers that have they lost sight of the business they are in.
God’s Word tells us in Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:28-30, and 2 Corinthians 3:18 that we are to be formed, conformed, and transformed into the image of Christ. That the personality and deeds of Jesus should naturally flow out of us where we live, work, and play. That the destination of our journey and the business we are in is movement toward Christ-centered lives. Simply put, we are to do and say the things Jesus would do and say. We are to become “imitators of Christ”.
Remember, the journey is the destination, and our destination is to be more like Jesus every day.