I came across this the other day while Christmas shopping:
I must admit, I chuckled at first when I saw it. Then, as I stood there in this religiously based store, I felt sad. Sad for those who think that Christ is the type of person that ever would have “dabbed”. My students dab. Rock stars dab. Cartoons dab. But would Christ have done it too? The modern equivalent of spiking the ball?
Next, I wondered where our society gets the idea that Christ was just “one of us” and people feel so confident in this idea that they print shirts like this. Well, yes, He was human, but was He really just like “one of us”? I think not.
The point is, that we tend to project our fallen humanity onto Christ instead of thinking about the perfect humanity that He took on for us. It’s so much easier to think of Jesus as one of the guys, temptations and all, than it is to think of His perfect Godhead and how much we fall short of even His humanity. He sanctified the human body by donning it. He doesn’t copy us, we are to copy HIM! So, this Christmas, let us thank God that Christ was the perfect “one of us” so that we can endeavor be more like Him.