George Booker
A New Creation

49. A Final Word

It can be done! If we stand at the beginning of our probation and look right to the end, seeing Christ in his perfection, it may seem an impossible task! But even a marathon is the sum total of so many single steps, and God has commanded us to follow His Son, promising us strength all along the way. Growing up in Christ is not an immediate action, it is a slow process — by stops and starts, most likely — learning obedience, as our Master did, through sufferings. And to those who obey, whether they be wise or simple, God will reveal Himself in the toils, the conflicts, and the trials through which they pass in the “fellowship” of His Son. More and more, step by step, they will learn who Christ truly is, and become more conformed to that image.

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