The best gift is radical love. Love that selflessly looks past hurt, pain, weaknesses and says, “I believe in you and what God is doing in your life.”
I’m involved in an ethics class for my program that has brought a heaviness to my heart. The readings, assignments, and discussions have removed me from the automaticity of my life. All throughout history we have struggled as a nation, a world to “do the right thing” in the name of so many perceived rights. I was thinking of this simple, yet hard truth in my own family. Over and over the world and it’s ways barge through my door without welcome. Radical love says that we want different.
I desire that my children, my home would radically love Jesus and stand for Him, no matter what the world conveys is right or wrong.
His Word stands alone and is TRUTH.
As a parent, my children are wrestling with the world’s ideals along with the knowledge of God’s Word. It’s hard to see the tug of war in someone you love so deeply. As their parent I desire to see them in the belief that God restores, redeems, and God is working in their lives. Who among us does not feel this tug of war? How much more than our children who lack experience and judgment.
Radically stand for Christ.
Radically love our children through grace.
Radically see past the moment to the bigger picture.
Radically believe in restoration.
1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,