Babies are so soft and cuddly,
Tell me one…who can resist;
Their dancing eyes…reaching arms,
Fat, little toes…their need to be kissed.
If only forever they could remain;
But, time has a way of changing,
Their time for growing up…we can’t detain.
If we could hold them back,
Soft and cuddly…forever be;
Wouldn’t it be a sad thing…really,
Held back…thwarted…never to be all they can be?
Think about it now…in the spirit,
“Newborns” in Christ…such a delight;
Everyone wants to be near them,
So vibrant…so very full of life.
We smile…join in their jubilation,
That first step…out in faith;
We pick them up when they fall,
We encourage…never abase.
The years fly by…where do they go?
Off to school…to learn more;
In the natural…and in the spirit,
Lessons learned…o’er and o’er.
They learn to walk and then to run,
One day they run away;
No longer bound to us,
Their own person now…are they.
Will they fall down and then get up,
For with them…we cannot forever be;
The natural babe…the spiritual babe,
Must grow up…a child, not forever stay.
What a shame…it would be,
If we remained forever soft and cuddly;
Always needing to be picked up…fed,
A lifetime spent…without responsibility.
Thank God…it’s not His will for us,
A child…to forever be;
Father has a higher calling on our lives,
“I in you…and you in Me”. (John 14:20)
His life within…His Spirit growing strong,
Growing us up…you see;
Unto the fullness of Christ, (Ephesians 4:13)
Then, go out and set the whole world free.
For we have a calling on this life,
That Father has birthed…within;
To let Christ be seen and not ourselves,
That’s how His Kingdom is ushered in.
Let the Love flow out…that He’s put inside,
Don’t draw back…but, let it flow;
For “God is Love”…He can’t be contained, (1 John 4:8,16)
So, just let His Love to others…go!
Oct. 11, 2002
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