I was sorting the garage out the other day and realised something really important – you know you’ve turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood specifically to stir paint with!
This was quite comforting, however, as I can think of no better compliment than for someone to say I am just like my father. I used to want to be remembered as a good administrator, a good manager, a man who was respected and held in high esteem. Now, at 58, my ambition is simply to be known as being my dad’s son, my daughter’s dad and my grandchildren’s “Popsie”!
But will people remember me as being a child of God? How much am I like my Father in heaven in my daily living?
“You are just like your father!” has been a criticism by many a mother of her sons! But is this something that has ever been said of us in a positive way in relation to our personal walk with God?
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” * is a high, even an impossible calling, but, being in later life myself now, I feel an urgency to try and earn at least a more favourable comparison!
* Matthew 5:48 (NIV)