When a child is born, he knows nothing. He quickly begins to absorb information from those around him. He tries to talk like Mom and Dad. Walk like Mom and Dad. Eat his food like Mom and Dad. In general, children imitate or mimic their parents.
You may recall seeing a daughter wanting to make a dish, “just like mommy.” Or a son wanting to live up to his father’s ability or reputation. Children mimic their parents. They observe, they learn, they imitate.
Ephesians 5 begins with, “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;”
Just like children mimic their parents, we are to mimic God. We are to observe, to learn, to imitate. Do you have that attitude towards the Lord? I must confess, I don’t always give my attention to God, as a child gives his attention to his parents to imitate them. This desire to emulate God must be something that is nurtured and grows into a lifestyle.
In order to mimic God, we must know the character of God. And what does Ephesians give us as the primary characteristic to emulate?
Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ also loved us . . .”
Just like a small child tries to walk- and falls. And tries to walk- and falls. And eventually, he learns. We must be consistent in our spiritual walk, so that we can walk in love. I challenge you, make it a point to walk in love. Take steps, even baby steps, to exercise Godly love in every area of your life.
Let’s be mimickers of our loving Father.