Monday, December 28, 2009

John 5:17-19 God’s Apprentice

John 5:17-19 God’s Apprentice
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working." This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise.

God's Apprentice
Jesus tells the Jews who question Him that He sees and does the work that God the Father sees and does. Jesus goes on with feeding, healing and forgiving people despite the laws because His Father does likewise.

If we follow our call to be imitators of Christ, then we too are apprentices of God.

We may not be able to physically heal someone, but we can heal their spirits with our words and love. We can feed the hungry and forgive others. And, of course, we can live our faith by staying true to its tenets.

Being God's apprentice has great benefits, too: It leads to eternal life.

Prayer: Lord, show me in what way I can imitate You this day.

Source: Daily Prayer online

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