You Can’t Spoil a Baby
“But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way….” Acts 9:27
I’ve heard that in the first year of his life, it is virtually impossible to spoil a baby. You can’t give one too much love. Now you can spoil kids, but it is virtually impossible to spoil a newborn baby. All of the love, all of the attention, all of the hugging, all of the kissing, all of the cuddling you want to do—just do it.
And I want to say, correspondingly, it is virtually impossible to spoil a newborn Christian. He needs to be loved. Barnabas took Saul to the apostles and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord. While the apostles were scared of Saul, Barnabas introduced him, made him feel a part, and encouraged him in this way. Thank God for Barnabas!
Some of us have known firsthand what it’s like to have a Barnabas in our lives. Others, new believers, may be wishing they had one—or not even realize how much they need one. Keep your eyes and ears open. Let the Holy Spirit show you if there is someone you can befriend and help to grow, as Barnabas did Saul/Paul.
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