God builds His Church. From spiritual infancy, He nourishes each believer with the Truth of His Word, which is pure and good. Newborn babies do not have to be told that they need milk. They inherently desire it, and feed upon it constantly. This is how God begins His Work in every newborn Christian: He feeds them by His Truth, that they would be nourished and grow. But this is just the beginning of His Work.
The Apostle Peter writes that followers of Christ are made to be living stones which together form the Lord’s Church. Living stones? How can stones be alive? God takes the unliving to be born of the Spirit, in order that each new life would cry out praise to God. And so we are each born and grown in faith. And we are put together to build His Church around the Cornerstone – our Foundation and guiding Feature, God’s Son Jesus Christ. A Christian is not designed to be alone with God. He or she has been called into a framework of faith far grander, stronger, and more beautiful. For while it is one person’s joy to be a representative of the Lord, it is Christ’s pleasure to see the scope of His Church united, set apart for His Purpose together as a race, a priesthood, a nation, a people that glorify Him. One by one, each precious soul is brought together under His Headship to reflect His marvelous Light. We are made to be in God’s Church. Throughout the ages, God has been building His Church, living stone upon living stone around His only begotten Son as a testament of His Goodness and Grace.