Growing Up

[W]e shall be like him, for we
shall see him as he is.
    —1 John 3:2

When we were children, we put our small feet in dad’s or mom’s big shoes. We couldn’t wait to be big enough to wear grown-up shoes.

My dad has been gone for years, but his shoes are still too big for me to fill.

The apostle Peter said that Jesus left an example, “that you should follow in his steps” (1 Pt 2:21); big shoes to fill. When we follow his example, we “are being changed to be like him” (2 Cor 3:21 NCV). The growth is gradual: “we become more and more like him” (NLT); “from one degree of glory to another” (ESV).

Then one glorious day we will see him as he is and “we shall be like him” (1 Jn 3:2).

Number one on Today’s To-Do List:
be more like Jesus today than you were yesterday.

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