“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:21-25)
One of the most reassuring things about being a follower of Jesus is that we have a relationship with someone who knows what we’re going through on this Earth. Jesus came to Earth and lived among us. He suffered on our behalf. He died for our sins. He took our sins upon Himself. He who knew no sin became sin for us so that we could be forgiven and have new life. We are able to have a renewed relationship with the Father. We are able to follow in his footsteps.
This week, let us remember who we follow. Let us remember the one who died for us and who has given us new life. Let us follow Him and let us tell others so that they can join in and follow as well.