“OH, TO BE LIKE JESUS” we say, we pray, and we sing. Consider these patterns. SUCH PATIENCE, John 20:27 as he invites Thomas to touch the scars; SUCH SERVICE, 21:9 as he prepares a meal; SUCH FORGIVENESS, 21:15-17 as he restores Peter to new standing. SUCH LOVE as he manifests these traits. As he has done to us, let us do to others.

I believe too many of us Christians pray this prayer with the wonderful idea of being able to restore sight to the blind, call in money to meet debts, speak with a mighty voice of authority.  Paul indicates we identify with Christ more by way of suffering with Him.  To be like Him – my “self” nailed to the cross for the benefit of others.

Do we strive to be like Him in the ways described in John 21?  Patience, Service, Forgiveness, Love.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to TO BE LIKE JESUS

  1. Faye says:

    Absolutely. What this world needs now is a relationship Jesus. The one who is with us EVERYWHERE. In the operating room. In daily life as we struggle with issues of age etc. When the road is troubled. . It’s surely not about our songs, its about His Presence. (That’s why He did not come to bring ‘another
    religion). He came to bring HIMSELF to be with His followers FOREVER.. Thank God is lives within. We only have to be surrendered and KNOW.

  2. Oneta Hayes says:

    So nice to be a member of Christian s who know the Lord is so much more than a philosophy. 😀

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    “No Jesus, No life.
    Know Jesus, Know Life.”
    Thank you for always sharing all the wonderful ways you KNOW Him!! Blessings!

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