By Lisa Are Wulf ~
I recently heard a story about a Japanese man. Seems he wanted to be a cook so he apprenticed himself to a famous chef. For three years he just stood next to the chef and watched him. That was it. After awhile he was allowed to go home and try preparing food on his own. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn’t. Finally the apprenticeship was over and the young man was declared a chef himself.
Obviously this comparison to the Christian life is not perfect because we can’t graduate to “be Jesus.” But isn’t this what growing in Christlikness really is – standing beside him every day and watching want he does? Then going out to serve him in the world, knowing that sometimes it will work and sometimes it won’t.
Either way you’ll follow Jesus just a little closer each day. And that’s what matters!