“Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it.”

That’s Jesus Christ inviting us to follow Him (read it here). What would that look like?

When you read about Jesus, you notice that people were drawn to Him. Crowds followed Him around and felt safe with Him — even the outcasts. He was kind to children. He served His followers. His words brought healing.

When challenged to condemn, He offered grace. When hated, He loved. When tempted, He remained true. Though some were offended by His message, none could fault His conduct. Lacking self-interest, He cared only for God’s will and glory.

Jesus wielded authority over demons, death, disease, the weather, natural law, and every human limitation. When His followers were hungry, He fed them. Thousands of them. With bread that He created.

Jesus brought the kingdom of God to earth, and defeated all our enemies — Satan, sin, and death. He made peace with God possible for all who accepts it. And now, at this moment, He invites us to follow Him. To walk and work with Him. To do as He does, by His strength, for His glory. That’s the meaning of life for all who follow Him.

Were Jesus Christ to walk in your shoes for a week, how would His influence affect your family and friends, classmates and coworkers? Try to picture it for a few minutes.

Deciding to be that person is the choice we were created to make.