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"And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him." (Luke 2:40 NKJV)

As we celebrated the birth of Jesus our Lord, let us remember that His birth is not the reason we celebrate Him. It is because He grew and became a man, who would eventually take upon himself the sins of the world, dying on the cross and being resurrected by the Father for our justification. We don't celebrate because He was a baby laid in a manger. We celebrate a Savior raised from the dead. THE CHILD GREW!

This statement of the writer Luke about Jesus ought to be the testimony of every one of our lives, "THE CHILD GREW." As Jesus matured and became a man, fulfilling His purpose, so too each one of us must grow and mature. Purpose and destiny is only achieved by those who grow and mature to accomplish it. Babies, children and adolescents are those who are dependents. The mature are those who take responsibility for their lives. The mature are the givers, the achievers, and the conquerors.

Let the commentary of Luke concerning the maturity of Jesus be the testimony of your life. Do not be satisfied living as a dependent, never achieving anything, living off others efforts. Grow and discover your own life's purpose. Strive toward your God given destiny. Let those who know you witness and speak the words of Luke about you, "THE CHILD GREW . . ."

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