The Northfield

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  Northfield, NJ 08225

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09/26/2017

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Like Newborns


"Like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord" (1 Pet.2:2-3).

When organizations flounder around, unsure of themselves, they often find inspiration by turning to their histories. They recall the ideals that have driven them to this point. Some of the history may include how they dealt with struggles in the past, and the self-sacrifice it took to get through them. Israel looked to Abraham and the exodus from Egypt. America looks to The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill and Valley Forge... Christians look to Jesus and the cross... Just like organizations or institutions, individuals have a story too. Peter urges his readers to look back to the moment they came to the Lord and the fervor they had as new Christians... He asks them and us to think of the freshness of faith and the joy of peace they felt when they put on Christ, and to be inspired. Reflections help us to build up our faith as we see how far we have come. Isaiah said this; "Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the Lord; Look to the the rock from which you were hewn and the quarry from which you were dug" (51:1). Isn't that a fantastic verse? Just as Isaiah had in this verse, Peter found inspiration for future growth by looking to past glory. Looking to one's roots and foundation... Peter reminds us of our "new birth," in today's verses, just as he does in Vs. 23. Why? Because in each Christian's story is inspiration for growth as the journey unfolds... The milk he refers to is the Word that is needed if we are to experience that growth. Feeding on His Word will nourish us so that we can continue to grow to salvation...

Have a wonderful day... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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