People always look for role models and idols to look up to. We follow athletes, coaches, pastors and even politicians and watch if they live up to the standards that our role model or idol should look and act like. Maybe we paint the picture in our heads of what kind of a people we would like to be and then try to search for someone who could be our role model and lead us ahead.
And then what happens...?
Well, we find out that the person we looked up to wasn't quite the perfect person we thought they were. Great role models are hard to find and perfect ones pretty much impossible. Those who consistently and faithfully prove to be examples that we want to imitate and follow. In fact, we will never find a human being who would not disappoint us some way at some point or time. Even the great 'human heroes' of the bible, such as Moses or David, seriously fell short in different areas of their lives.
I believe that the whole human kind needs a role model and even more than that, a redeemer and a saviour. We can not be rescued by a another human being because we have too many limitations and short comings ourselves. That is why God sent His Son to come and rescue us and to set us free. We can look up to Him and follow Him with confidence that he will never forsake us.
Jesus has given His life so we could have true life in walking with Him. Jesus went beyond of what my imaginary role model would do with his life. He voluntarily died so even the people who hated or ignored Him, such as myself, would have an everlasting life and never perish. He gave this all as a free gift that I can choose to either receive or to deny.
I look up to Jesus.
Tommi the Trainer