Friday, September 5, 2008

growing up

We are enjoying our two wonderful grandchildren, Peter and Caroline.  They are full of energy, life and questions. Isn't it amazing to watch young children progress so rapidly.  They move from helpless infants to adventurous toddlers almost overnight.  The new world they've been placed in is full of curiosities and they are hungry to understand.  Minds, bodies, hearts and emotions are growing up.  Peter was proud to show me last night that he's just transitioned from a crib to a "big boy bed".  It made me think of how the Lord must take joy as He watches us grow up, as well.  He is, after all, the proud parent and we are the children.  We eagerly watch and assist as our children eventually grow to mature and find purpose.  And so our Lord watches and assists as we mature spiritually.  There is great joy in being with children and there is even greater joy to see the promise of childhood fulfilled.  It is the process of life!
Ephesians 4:14-16 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
Rob Smith

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