1 Peter 2:1-3
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
On the last day of 2015, our granddaughter, Virginia Rose, loses her first baby tooth! This Gammie's heart realizes in one beat that our precious darling is growing up too fast. Can i place a brick on her head to slow her down? Please?
Why, it seems like only yesterday that she was just a baby.
My, how she has changed in her five short years here on earth.
And although we, as adults, are no longer physically growing like Virginia, we continue, as Christians, to grow daily in our faith. Some of you reading this may be new Christians, those desiring spiritual milk, but not yet ready for solid food. Others of you are seasoned in your walk with the Lord, sitting down to three squares a day and topping them off with a delectable dessert.
No matter where you are on your Christian journey, each of you has tasted the goodness and grace of our God through Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
And every day, you crave more and more of God's presence in your life.
And that is a good thing.
A great thing.
The best thing.
For it means you are growing up in your salvation.
May you never cease to grow in the Lord!
Where are you in your Christian walk?
Prayer: Father, we give thanks today for Your gift of salvation through Christ Jesus and for Your continual presence in our lives as we continue to mature in our faith. When it comes to knowing You more, may our cravings never cease. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.