E-votional - It Does The Body Good
May 2, 2002

"Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation"

1 Peter 2:2 (NRSV)


   Not too long ago there was the marketing strategy in place to strengthen the consumption of milk. "Milk, it does the body good." Here they identified the strength of milk to the growing body. Celebrity after celebrity, they endorsed milk as life strengthening must for our lives. There is another another celebrity endorsing a product that strengthens not only our body, but our soul.

   Hear the Good News, Christ offers to us the purest, life-giving, spiritual milk. Sweet to the taste and thoroughly filling, the milk of Christ builds the bone, the skin and the muscle of our faith. As Casey was nursing, there was nothing more she wanted, mother's milk. She knew what she wanted. But before she could understand nursing, she struggled, we struggled, to meet her needs. We almost switched her to the bottle, but with the help of someone who had been there before, we were able to help Casey, to meet her needs and our hopes. God never gives up, never "almost switches you to the bottle." He places people in your life to help you find Him. Oh, and if you have forgotten, He places people in your life to remind you too.


   Gracious God, feed me, strengthen me. If I am missing the mark, help me. Your strength is what I seek and need. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.