Do you see the growth?
The photo above is a fascinating piece of art that speaks volumes to the value of growth. Artist Giuseppe Penone took the tree and removed the growth rings, revealing the tree at a much younger age.
Without the growth, you see a strikingly more fragile and vulnerable tree. Only by growth did the tree eventually mature into the dynamic and sturdy timber it became.
The Apostle Paul writes of the value of spiritual growth in our lives as Christians:
we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and
blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced
when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the
truth. 15 Instead,
we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more
like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church,” Ephesians 4:14-15.
What are you doing to grow up in Christ?