Looking back on memories of Dad, I can see how I imitated him in many ways. This is especially true with music and a strong work ethic. I’ve been told that there were a few less desirable traits that I picked up on as well. I do miss hearing him play the 12th Street Rag on the accordion.
My children also picked up the musical mantle and some of my strengths and weaknesses. In the end, we’re all unique with a distinct impression on us of those that went before us.
We’re called to imitate God. After all, we’re made in His image. Our Father is holy and we should be holy. He is compassionate and forgiving as we should be. He is so good that He gave us a Savior and a Helper to live as we ought.
I remember the first time I read that Jesus did only what He saw the Father doing. Jesus spent His life serving others. Be generous with your life today.
John 5:19 So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.”