STUBBORN YET DEARLY LOVED

READ: Ephesians 2:4-8

Parenting is tough. There are days when I tell my son "no" and right in front of me he carries on as if he didn’t hear me. The worst is when he looks directly in my eyes while a sly grin spreads across his face and immediately does what he knows he was not supposed to do!

Stubborn. Yes- The seed of sin grew in me and was planted in him at birth.

And yet I can't help but think of how God must look out on His creation and see our rebellion much the same way... His children whom He created and loves, taking His law and tossing it aside. My child’s faults are merely a reflection of a broken world that he merely inherited. But there’s good news for our broken world. 

God had a redemption plan that was established from the beginning of the Fall. It led to the reason why we celebrate Easter today. Jesus’deathpaidforoursinsandHis resurrection defeated those sins once and for all. No matter how many times we rebel against God, He loves us and wants us to experience true victory through Him.

PRAY: Dear Lord, We thank You for loving us despite our many failures. We celebrate You and the redeeming work You accomplished on the cross. Remind us to live in faith because of that victory.