Mere Infants

1 Corinthians 3:1 describes “ . . . mere infants in Christ.” Sometimes we fixate on a plan or idea instead of fixing our eyes on God. When that happens we find ourselves spiritually agitated and grumbling at God. Suddenly we are kicking and screaming before God, adamant about what we want. We behave like a typical two-year-old throwing a tantrum, at the throne of Grace. We are babes in Christ trying to assert our human will over God’s will.

Still God desires to “quiet you with his love” (Zephaniah 3:17) so He can show us who He is and all He does for us in Christ Jesus. God is pleased to share His heart with us. His desire is that we know Him as deeply and intimately as He knows us.

Christians must grow out of spiritual infancy by kneeling at the cradle of the divine infant. As we ponder the Christmas story and marvel at Immanuel, the Spirit wraps us in the serenity of the sleeping King. As heavenly peace descends, our tendencies for tantrums dissipate and we can “Be still, and know that I am God . . . ” (Psalm 46:10).

“How silently, how silently, the wondrous gift is given; so God imparts to human hearts the blessings of his heaven” (Silent Night, Joseph Mohr).

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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