A babe in Christ…
I still am
so don’t release me, yet
back into the same secular world
with which I’ve just escaped temptation.
For awhile, I need to be protected,
hidden behind a hedge,
as the babe in Christ that I am.
Do not push me from the nest
until I can fly.
Do not expect me to stand
I NEED your support,
and your protection,
now more than ever!
Until my own roots grow deep,
deep enough that I can stand in this world on my own.
Then, even though the winds of temptation may cause my branches to sway,
may they never tear me down again!
It can be an exciting time to witness another person’s salvation form and take place, but the celebration and effort shouldn’t stop there. I think sometimes, we as a church, can be very supportive and encouraging to those who are still seeking to accept Jesus into their hearts, but then after they’ve done what we think is required of them, we can be too quick to move onto the next person.
This is what happened to me years ago and it was a very frustrating and lonely place to be. It felt like I was just another number and something that could be checked off the list like a completed task. New believers (babes in Christ) need the support, encouragement and guidance of their church and congregation more than ever, once they come to accept Christ as their personal Savior.
So if you know someone who is new to this journey, don’t forget that we’re supposed to be in it together, walking side by side, until we reach our final destination.
It is good to have an end to journey towards;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Strengthening Your Teenager’s Relationship With Jesus Christ (christianity.answers.com)
- Intentional Discipleship: Building Endurance (3 Steps of Maturity) (calltoprayerministriesblog.org)
- If Not Christ (wordsrhymesandrhythm.wordpress.com)
- The Sinlessness of Christ (loopyloo305.com)