Parenting should cause us to be more holy.
I mean if you think about it, you have a little one who watches everything you do. I love the fact that Mac mimics everything I do. If I make a funny face at Mama, he makes the same face. If I yell, “Welcome to Moe’s,” he yells the same thing. If I eat a pretzel, he wants to eat a pretzel. I realize these are silly examples, but it makes me think about what else he will want to mimic.
Mac is going to treat his Mama the same way I treat his Mama, for that reason I want to be a better husband. Mac is going to treat the church the same way I treat the church, in view of that I want to be a better pastor. Mac is going to talk about Jesus like I talk about Jesus, so I want to be a more faithful Christian. Mac is going to mimic my lifestyle. You see, becoming a parent changes everything.
I was telling the church on Sunday that I want to live my life so close to Christ that Mac will know Jesus because he knows his Dada. I want to have Christ reveal Himself through me so Mac will know what it means to be Christian.
I want to be holy, because God is holy. I want to be holy, because I want Mac to be holy.
Grace & Peace, Marc