05 Sep Infant Maturity
When I grow up I want to be just like her.
She looks for me when I leave the room and can sense when I come back. The sound of my voice comforts her. When held close, the beat of my heart makes her feel at home.
She knows my smell.
When I look at her, my breast fill up with the amount of milk she needs and more. There isn’t anything or anyone she needs more than her mommy. For food, comfort, peace, and more, all she needs is her mommy.
You can probably tell that “her” is my infant baby girl. But, you might wonder, Why would you want to grow-up and be like an infant? That doesn’t make any sense.
For me the answer is quick and easy.
Simply because an infant is dependent upon their mother or caregiver in the same way a spiritually mature Christian should be dependent upon Jesus.
As I grow in faith and relationship with my savior, I find myself longing to be like a little baby in His arms.
When I grow up…
You see, my newborn daughter isn’t worried about anything when she’s with me. She doesn’t care about what she will wear, eat or drink. She’s not concerned about where she will lay her head or how her diaper will get changed. In fact she rests most of the day, not only because she’s growing, but because she’s comfortable and feels safe. She knows that when she cries, she will be comforted, and she’s learning to trust me with every waking moment.
Even though right now, I through Christ Jesus can supply most of her needs, I pray she will have this same relationship with her true provider, her Heavenly Father, Lord and savior. I too desire this relationship.
With the desire to be like a baby in His arms, I proudly say, “When I grow up….”
When I grow up, I want to be just like my sweet baby; a mature infant in the arms of my Heavenly Father. I Thank her for being my role model.
And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 18:3