Wednesday, October 3, 2012
At the dinner table our 3 year old began a conversation about who's big, who's bigger, and who is the biggest in our family. "What if Mommy grows bigger than you?" she asked my husband when he claimed his stance as "the biggest". He answered, "Mommy isn't going to grow anymore." She quickly asked the inevitable: "Why not?" He responded with pefect clarity, "Mommies and Daddies don't grow. We already grew up....we're already grown." Recalling the many times we have encouraged her to finish her meal "so that she can grow big and strong", she asked, "Then why do you still eat?"
Why do we still eat? For nourishment, for strength, for comfort......
And as we desire the sincere "milk of the word" (and eventually the meat)...we seek after spiritual nourishment, spiritual strength, and spiritual comfort and encouragement from the Mighty hand that feeds us. When tempted, Jesus answered the devil by saying, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4) When we seek biblical "bread" Mommies and Daddies do grow. We grow wiser.....we grow to be more loving and patient.....we grow in faith as we wait on promises.... we grow to trust the Lord and act in His will.....we grow by asking, seeking, and knocking. And so, if we want to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18)...we must continue to eat....even if we don't get any "bigger".
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