I’ve embarked on a near impossible task. I have about 7 gallons worth of mixed up Lego toys(thousands of pieces) and I’d like to put the sets back together and keep them apart from the miscellaneous Legos. It’s rather daunting but will be worth it in the end(I think). I was struck by the similarity between this task and learning doctrine. Legos don’t come in big mostly assembled parts, they come in small individual mixed up parts. In the same way, when we learn Bible doctrine, we learn one small thing at a time and before long as we put the small pieces together we see larger and larger portions of the bigger picture. Whole doctrines become clear one small piece at a time. Legos also come with instruction booklets which could be like the Pastor Teacher giving you each days set of instructions “put parts a,b, and c with the previously constructed x,y, and z”. It’s a loose analogy but a fun one just the same.
We shouldn’t get discouraged by the slow growth or the small thing learned each day. That is how we are supposed to grow.