Doubling For God

5 07 2014

christ doubleIn every big movie or opera, the Star is provided an understudy and also a double who must do the stunts and hard parts the main actor or actress cannot do. There are stunt people, for instance, who wreck planes and do other risky things that the hero or heroine of the film cannot he allowed to do…
These doubles must study the hero or heroine very closely and intimately… sometimes they live with them for some time… so as to imitate them closely in speech and action and movement and dress that no ordinary outsider could tell the two of them apart. When one takes the place of the other in a film, no one knows the difference.
Jesus needs doubles here today. He is no longer on earth. But he need doubles who are so like him in every way that contemporaries could not tell him and them apart… He has gone back to heaven and there are many things he no longer can do on earth short of a miracle. He needs doubles, today to do them. The more Christ like they are, the better they double.



4 responses

6 07 2014

Henry Doty, that is a simple and beautiful way of putting it. Thanks!

6 07 2014

Thanks Lora Wise, you have a valid point. Ours is to make the effort to become like Jesus, we may never get there, but Jesus want us to try. “Be you perfect as my heavenly Father is perfect” Jesus says in scripture. We have to ask Him to give us the grace to be like Him

6 07 2014
Lora Wise

Thanks for sharing. I am not too sure if I agree with all of this. We are to become like Jesus but we can never look so much like Him that we could double for Him.

6 07 2014
Henry Doty

When others look at us they should se Jeus/God in us

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