Boys love to mimic their fathers. They walk, talk, and eat like their dads. Boys love to do things as their fathers do them. Some boys grow up to work with their fathers in business. In all these instances, we like to say, “Like father, like son.” Yet, even as boys mimic their fathers, they are not exactly like their dads.
When it comes to Jesus, we can certainly say, “Like Father, like Son.” The Father created all things, gave life to everything that has breath and continues to nurture and provide all for all which he has made. God loves the world so much that as humanity strayed from his goodness, God continued to provide and promised to rescue his people from sin and death.
Reflecting God’s love, Jesus provided the example of Godly life. Christ kept the law, became a servant to all, fed the hungry, healed the sick, and raised the dead. He even gave his life as sacrifice for our sin. Because Jesus loved the world so much, he rescued God’s people from sin and death. Jesus does this because he and the Father are one. So you see, “Like Father, like Son.”
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the life of your Son, through whom we have forgiveness and the promise of eternal life. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by David Nuottila,
Pastor of Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.