The Power of Imitation

Parents beware-your children are watching! At an early age, our kids see us as representing Christ. Of course we are to imitate and reflect Christ. We actually become the intermediary and stepping stone until they are joined to Him.

A young couple sat in front of us with their one year old son at our church service Saturday night. Perched in the upper balcony, we had a stunning view of the worship team on stage and the audience below participating.

The father held his infant son in his left arm while raising his right arm to worship while singing. His wife, seated beside him, raised her arms also.

The young boy noticed what his parents were doing and saw the crowd below demonstrating their devotion in the same way. Suddenly, his arms shot up and held there completely natural, a holy moment. I was awed by the innocence of one so young and yet such a seemingly sincere tribute to our King. I knew that one day soon He would be His too.

The parents nudged each other and winked. I wish I could have snapped the picture but it will be forever etched in my mind, the power of imitation.

Ephesians 5:1 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love…”

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One Response to The Power of Imitation

  1. Ann says:

    This is such a wonderful story. Even though the child is too young to understand his own actions, he is modeling those of his parents. Shows the significant amount of power we have as parents just by what we do. A great story and well told.

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