Growing up is one of the hardest things we’re required to do in this life. I should know. I’m still trying to do it. When we’re small children, we’re dependent on our parents to help us dress, tie our shoes, feed us and take us places.
As we grow into teenagers, our parents aren’t as important anymore. We think we can do everything ourselves. We want our independence. When we go out into the work force, life doesn’t seem so easy anymore. There are bills to pay, relationships and tons of responsibilities.
As we reach middle age, there can be a sense of accomplishment; a feeling that we’ve done it all and we know it all. By the time we reach retirement age and older, we are again depending on others to help us dress, tie our shoes and take us places.
Maybe this is what they call the circle of life. I think the truth about growing up is how we mature in our relationship with the only one we can depend on for all our needs. He is with us from our conception until the end of time – guiding, protecting, teaching and testing us all the way. Praise to God for giving us the confidence of an eternal home where we won’t have to grow up; where every day will be filled with joy and laughter. Thank Him for the ongoing circle of life which stretches from infinity to beyond. Come soon, Lord Jesus!