Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Hero

My boys love their Dad.  On our way to pick up Don yesterday afternoon, we were excited and talked about how we were going to collect my husband, and their Daddy. Jack piped up with, 'He's not my just Daddy Mum, he's my best friend.  He adores his Dad, and desires to grow just like him.  I remember doing the same thing with my Dad and Mum.

I am blessed to learn from my children.  Our children know how to mirror behaviour, and change their character to what they believe is the behavior of their hero or role model.  The photo above is a classic example.  It is Jack's way of drawing close to his Dad.  It is his way of saying,
'I'm watching you, and I am becoming like you. See me Dad.  Do you see me?'

Oh, how we as Christians need to be more like that!

We need to draw close to God by learning from Him, watching Him, experiencing Him every day of our lives.  We need to change our behaviour to reflect His, and we need to look adoringly at him and say, 

'I'm watching you, and I am becoming like you. See me Dad.  Do you see me?'

It is only by God's grace, and Holy Spirit's work in our hearts, that we can be changed.  I don't know about you, but I want to copy my heavenly Dad.  I want to be changed day by day to reflect Him, so that when I get to see Him face to face, He can look at me and see His likeness.

God is wonderful and glorious.  I pray that his Spirit will make you become strong followers and that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith... (Ephesians 3:16-17)


Penny said...

Thanks Nicole.
I really liked this post and it's reminder of our relationship with our Father God.

GranPa said...

I remember Don lying beside his dad on the floor in the lounge at lunchtimes in the Territory. Ian would cross his legs - so would Don. Ian put his hands under his head so did Don every move coppied, a beautiful father son game. It is so beautiful to wtch your boys our grandkids growing up. Thankyou both for doing such a brilliant job. I'm proud and blessed

Nicole Watson said...

Yes, our relationship with God is unmatched. Bless you heaps Penny :)

Nicole Watson said...

He was so cute when he was little and still is I must add. Do you have any scanned photos of Don you could send me?

We love you too Mum and Dad W xx

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