Like Father, Like Son

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Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” (John 14:10–11, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Can people see the Father in us?  What evidence can they see that might help them see?  I am not talking about miracles.  I am talking about a transformed life. For “we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NIV 1984).

My mom once remarked that I was becoming “just like your father.”  I counted it as a compliment (I miss you dad!).

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What would make her say such a thing?  She saw mannerisms, behaviors and character traits in me that reminded her of my dad.  Not in appearances (how I looked), necessarily, not hereditary.  But things I had learned from him by being brought up by him, nurtured by him, taught by him, and loved by him.  Like father, like son.  But I would also be proud to have someone say about me, “like Father, like son.”

My Advice – “Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” (1 Peter 2:11–13, NIV 1984).