Are you a fat baby?

Are you a spiritual baby?  Bit of a sobering, (and harsh) question, I know.   But when it comes to our spiritual lives, it can be easy to fall into baby patterns, never really growing up.   After I scribbled out yesterday’s blog; What Netflix and the Bible have in common, I remembered this funny old song from Amy Grant.   The lyrics are below…the video is pretty ancient now, but it still makes me laugh…and makes me think.


Fat Baby

I know a man
Maybe you know him too
You never can tell
He might even be you
He knelt at the altar
And that was the end
He’s saved and that’s all that matters to him

His spiritual tummy
It can’t take too much
One day a week
He gets his spiritual lunch
On Sundays he puts on his spiritual best
And gives his language a spiritual rest

He’s just a fat little baby
He wants his bottle
And he don’t mean ‘maybe’
He sampled solid food once or twice
But he says doctrine leaves him cold as ice

He’s been baptised, sanctified, redeemed by the blood
But his daily devotions are stuck in the mud
He knows the books of the Bible
And John 3:16
He’s got the biggest King James you’ve ever seen

I’ve always wondered if he’ll grow up someday
He’s momma’s boy and he likes it that way
If you happen to see him
Tell him I said
He’ll never grow
If he never gets fed.


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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group