by Randy Chambers, 2009-06-30
1 Corinthians 11:1, NIV: Follow my example, as I follow the example
It is the picture of a lifeline. It spans the length of life and time,
stretching from the newest believer to those who near their journey's end. Hand
in hand they move from new life to afterlife, holding one another in a grip of
love--held between the outstretched arms of Christ. There are good and right
examples for each of us to follow. It is the wiser person who realizes the need
to depend on others. We were not salvaged by God to be an island unto self, but
to become a link in a chain that is firmly secured to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Each link has other links ahead of it. And each link has links behind. As we
remain linked to one another, and secure within Christ, we are strong. We
have had examples to follow, and we will be the example--each of us following
the example of our Lord.