Is Jesus like anybody we know?
(J. R. Miller, The Joy of Service" 1902)
"The one who says he abides in Him—ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked." 1 John 2:6
A little child, after reading in the New Testament one day, asked her mother, "Is Jesus like anybody we know?" The child was eager to discover just what were the elements of the character of Christ, His disposition, His spirit, the mind that was in Him.
The mother ought to have been able to answer, "Yes, I am trying to be like Jesus; if you will look at my life, and study my character—you will see a little of what Jesus is like."
Every follower of Christ should be able to say the same to all who know him. The likeness is imperfect, for in many things we come short; but, if we are true Christians, we must be trying to live as He would—if He were in our place.
"Leaving you an example—so that you should follow in His steps." 1 Peter 2:21