Over the years your children are in your home,
There is one thing they need to understand.
It seems unimportant.
Almost too silly to mention.
But it is the most important thing to tell them
Of all the things you say.
What is it?
“There is nothing you can do that will make me stop loving you.”
“THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO THAT WILL MAKE ME STOP LOVING YOU.”
As our children grow up, we think we have told them in big ways and small.
But unless we say it out loud, they may not get the message.
How do we deal with them when they fail on our expectations? STOP
How do we deal them them when they fail us?
Or sin against us?
This will give them a hint at the genuineness of our statement.
This is how our heavenly Father has treated us.
Following His example of loving people in their mess,
It is the opposite of what comes naturally to us.
We need the energizing of the Holy Spirit to give this kind of love to those around us.
…especially our kids!
Loving people who are a lot like we are (like our kids!) is not only difficult,
It is impossible apart from the grace of GOD…
To both us and our kids.
Today’s link to Fellowship Friday #24.