I remember as a child watching my dad shave. I was fascinated by the process. White foam covered his face. He made funny faces as he scraped the lather off with a razor. At least I thought they were funny. He used the type of razor that was loaded by an injector. You plugged it into the handle and pushed a little slide. The new blade slid in pushing the old blade out.
One day I decided to shave myself. I squirted lather on my hand just like dad did. I stood on my tiptoes, peered into the mirror and spread it all over my chin and cheeks. Thankfully, dad caught me before I sliced my face up trying to use the razor.
How did you imitate your parents as a child? Did you try on lipstick, hair spray or shaving cream? Did you try to walk in their shoes or put on their clothes? Children often imitate their parents.
Imitation is a good thing. We learn a lot by imitating others. In fact, Ephesians 5:1-2 says this, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (NIV)
Today, be sure to notice God. Imitate his love. Also imitate Jesus who followed God and loved us.
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