St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18
What makes for growth? Several things: light, air, water, time, nourishment, warmth, and loving attention.
All living things need these elements for life and growth. In Christ, we have all of these: the light of God’s
love and wisdom, the breath of life, the fresh air of freedom, the everlasting water of life, God’s timing, the
food of God’s word, the warmth of his love, and his constant watchfulness over us. “What abundant and
amazing blessings, Lord! Thank you for providing what I need to grow as a human being and as a child
of God. Help me to welcome growth at every stage of my life, and to always be growing closer to you.”