How many parents would say, "I want my kids to accomplish more than I accomplished." I think almost every parent as you see this newborn baby in your hands thinks, "I hope my child goes further than I did, does better works than I did, is better than I am."
I heard about a little girl who had crawled onto her daddy's lap and he was reading her a story while she was on his lap. While he was reading the story, as little girls can do, she became kind of preoccupied with something else. She started reaching up and caressing his cheek. She touched the stubble of the beard that had been growing out through the day, traced his smile lines and some of the wrinkles that were beginning to form on his face. After she would touch the wrinkles on his face, she would rub her own cheeks - touch her own face. After she had done this for a few minutes, she actually interrupted him in the middle of the story. She said, "Daddy, did God make you?" "Of course sweetheart. God made me a long time ago." She thought about that for a second and looked at him and asked, "Daddy, did God make me?" "Of course, God made you too - he made you just a little while ago." He was about to start reading again when she interjected one last time as she was touching her face with one hand and his with the other and said, "Oh! God's getting better at it now isn't he!"
Most of us, want our kids to be better than we are. Jesus is the same way. In verse twelve of John 14, Jesus says, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me the works he shall do also and greater works shall he do as I go unto my Father." Can we really do greater works than Jesus? That almost sounds blasphemous! But, yet this is Christ's promise to his followers.