“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20
The other day our family went to the local County Fair. There was a “Elvis Impersonator” performing. Now this might sound funny but for a small fair there was a large crowd of people scattered everywhere. The next thing we noticed was their was two security guards at the front of the stage? Why would we this for an Elvis Impersonator? Well sure enough later in the show their was people, not only women, rushing the stage to get a glimpse of the fake Elvis.
Made me think, even though these people knew this wasn’t the real Elvis, they loved Elvis so much they were willing to do anything to get near him. Then my next thought was, why did the man decide to dedicate his life to impersonating someone? He studied his wardrobe, his songs, even his mannerisms.
This made me come to the conclusion, people are so desperate to get to Elvis they are willing to accept this man who was a substitute. What if we as Christians, became Jesus Impersonators, would we get more people willing to hear the gospel?
Does that mean we should grow a beard and wear a robe? No but our actions and teachings should reflect Christ similar enough that those seeking him would reach out to you. Just as this man studied Elvis and knew all his songs by heart, we should be studying The Bible and know Jesus teachings. If someone asked this man to sing one of his songs do you think he would have to stop and look it up?
Now I know we can never be Jesus, as there is only one Messiah. However we should strive to be like Christ. To have the Holy Spirit living inside and guiding us. Might sound corny , but I am proud to be a “Jesus Impersonator”, how about you?