Why must we look like Jesus? The snap answer is that we’re Christians, and we love Him. He is beautiful beyond description, our bright morning star. But for His purposes here on Earth, don’t the reasons go deeper than that? He’s not just our morning star. He’s our North Star, our reference point in this chaotic, sinful world. What does the capital N at the top of our moral compass stand for? It stands for normal.
Jesus is your mark in the distance, your reference point. When God speaks of normal life and character, He speaks along these lines: Jesus is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. He is the most normal person ever to walk the planet Earth. You are a believer, My child. Are you walking normally, like My Son, Jesus?
Becoming normal is what Christianity is all about.