Everyone knows one of our responsibilities as parents is to provide a safe place for our children. As a mother, I have to keep my little chicks safe under my wings, right? Sometimes, though, we can’t protect those we love. Sometimes we fail and fall short. In those moments, we have to let go of our guilt and hold tightly to God’s promises. He alone can redeem.
“That’ s My Boy!” How God Loves Us (Lent Series Week 2)
Don’t forget what God thinks of you and the reason he sent Jesus to us - the season we celebrate in Lent. He came because you are his. He came because he loves you. He came because you are his kid, his prize, his masterpiece, his greatest joy, and he will not stand for your separation from him. Out of his love he has made a way. Out of his love he has endured the cross. Out of his pride, joy, passion, and love he calls you his own.
Does the Bible Teach that Respect is Earned or Freely Given?
I believed that I didn’t have any obligation to show respect to someone unless they earned it. Our culture agreed with me: we respect people who are inspiring, possess admirable talents or reach respect-worthy positions in the public eye. But what if people don’t have to earn our respect?
My Mom, the Peacemaker
Our greatest example of a peacemaker is Jesus. Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Jesus comes and gives everything, just like my mom did for my aunt.