RESCUING A PARENT’S HEART: The Grace of Jesus Christ is our Life Preserver
It is often through our weakness, our failures, and our sin that we learn of the grace of God. Our homes can become institutions of higher learning in the art of grace when the gospel is the curriculum of living. Trials and struggles are seen through the lens of the Scriptures where repeatedly God approaches sinners and hurting people in love to make his grace strong. It was even through the fall of man that God has shown his perfect justice and mercy in the forgiveness of sin through the victory over sin by Christ in his death and resurrection. He did this all without diminishing one bit of his righteousness all to his glory.
Parents need to rest in such grace by realizing that our families are a bunch of sinners, living with sinners in a fallen world. If your family is one where the circumstances are calling for greater measures of God’s grace, his promise is that what he offers will be sufficient. Part of his plan may be that through the grace given to you, he is producing ministers of grace to help others (2 Corinthians 1:3-7).
Grace is not a guarantee that your children will grow up to follow Christ but it is one that Jesus was given to you to die on the cross for your sin and that you can parent your child on the basis of his consistent perfection and not your own. It tells us that the chief end of parenting is not our own glorification should our children do well but that God is glorified and enjoyed forever by whatever means.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (2 Peter 1:2)
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