Grow up

Grow up.

You never have to tell a tree or a tomato what to do

They just do, past tense is grew.

Grow up.

Kids do it, baby goats that is. They grow up.

They give up teats for grassy treats.

Grow up.

Tulips do and daffodils too.

Oaks, and pines and peaches and vines.

Grow up.

Babies of the human type

Hopefully will learn to wipe

As they grow up.

They wobble and bobble and work so hard

To master the gate and get out in the yard

But grow up?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no,

Sometimes fast and sometimes sooo sloooow.

Grow up.

What is needed

How can we help

To mature the inside little whelp?

I have parts of me that are eighty-one

Tired, broken, worn and done.

I have parts that never heard

That little command of just two words

Grow up.

What does a baby need to walk?

What does a baby need to talk?

Time and practice and some teacher(s)

And cheering squad filling the bleacher(s)

We build up endurance

We build up our muscles

With every failure

With every tussle

Grow up.

Get stronger

Grow up

Last longer

Fall fail then stand up

Fall fail then man up

repent and Confess

and show God the mess

and by his compassion and grace

He will wash shame off my face

And allow me to grow up.

11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so. Hebrews 5:11-6:3 NIV

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?