Grow Up

When I became an adult,
I put an end to childish ways.
    —1 Corinthians 13:11

When your friends have a new baby they send you pictures, right? If not, the grandparents will.

The baby is beautiful, but have you noticed that unless she’s sleeping, she’s crying? There’s no such thing as a “minor inconvenience” to a baby.

An infant doesn’t have to be taught how to throw a fit; it’s standard equipment on all models. She arrives knowing how to fuss. Being happy is a learning process, a cultivated behavior. “I have learned to be content,” Paul wrote (Phil 4:11).

We don’t have to learn how to gripe, but we do have to learn how to be content.

Some never do.

A crying baby is sometimes cute. A whining adult never is.

“Grow up!” is good advice.

Growing old is inevitable.
Growing up is optional.

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