If youâ€™ve ever learned an instrument, played some sport, or did artwork of some type, the experience of going back and watching home videos of yourself at a recital, game, or art show can be painfully embarrassing. But we should never look at the gangly preteen to gage what the full grown man will be. Donâ€™t listen to the screechy-scratching of a five-year-old fiddle player to determine what the concert violinist will sound like.
In a similar way, donâ€™t look to your spiritual immaturity as the gage for what God is turning you into. You and I will one day judge the angels. If we were to behold the glorified saints, weâ€™d be tempted to worship them.Â
You may be discouraged with how immature your faith is; how â€œprone to wanderâ€ you are. Yet, here before us is a reminder that God feeds His children. But it isnâ€™t junk food He feeds them. He nourishes them with that which will bring about their growth in godliness. The nourishment found here on this table of the Lordâ€™s Supper is the Lord of this Supper Himself. He is here in these elements, to nourish your faith, and transform you from one degree of glory to the next. One day we shall look back at our immaturity and rather than wincing, we will see how faithfully our Lord cared for us, grew us up, chastised our follies, and trained us into spiritual manhood.
So come in faith, and welcome to Jesusâ€¦