Niquee, our youngest child is set to turn one year and six months on Sept. 10.
He talks a lot, mumbling words and phrases that only he can understand. But when we do talk to him, he responds, nonetheless, as if trying to say something.
One thing constant for a baby-turned-toddler like Niquee, is his longing for milk – daily.
Long before Niquee developed his current set of teeth, like any other baby, he gets his regular feeding from milk.
Milk is a baby’s life, whether that’s breastmilk from a nursing mom or an infant milk formula.
Without milk, a baby will get sickly, weak and eventually dies.
Thousands of years ago, one of Jesus’ closest friends by the name of Peter, wrote a letter to the people of his time, encouraging them to crave for the pure “milk” of God’s word.
These people were living in the most dangerous times because Christ-followers like Peter were being hunted down and persecuted by the Romans.
A life-and-death situation can cause all sorts of unwanted stress and fear. And in order to keep their faith for God burning, Peter strongly encouraged them to stick to God’s word, getting fed by it just as an infant gets his feeding from milk.
For through God’s word, they could get the spiritual nutrients they need to grow consistently in their faith.
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (1 Peter 2:2).
And just like babies craving for milk everyday, we all need the daily feeding from God’s word as well so we’ll grow and develop spiritually.
Here’s what he told www.christianpost.com on why he put the verse John 3:16 as his eye black:
“It’s a verse that changed my life when I was a little boy,” he said. “It’s the essence of what I believe and that’s why I wanted to wear it, because it’s an amazing verse that has the power to change people’s lives.”
God’s word has the power to change lives, just as milk gives babies the “power” to grow in life.