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Today’s a Fresh Start

Today’s a fresh start, full of hope for a better future.

We say that Easter is about new life, fresh beginnings, and putting off the old man. That is, indeed, the beauty and miracle of the Cross. On Friday, we commemorated Jesus’ great sacrifice where He gave up his life in exchange for ours. On Sunday, His resurrection.

Narnia fans will know that Aslan let himself be killed for Edmund’s wrong-doing. It’s a picture of what Christ has done for us.

While the Son of God died a horrible death to pay for our sin, He conquered both sin and death in the miracle of Easter. Thanks to him, we can put off our old, sinful ways and begin anew.

And that, my friends, is a reminder for our mode of parenting.

Let’s focus on new life and fresh starts.

We all make mistakes, kids and parents alike. We need to forgive and hope the best for our kids just as we need them to forgive us and not hold our failings against us. Let this week be a week of forgiveness, grace, patience, and hope.

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

Let’s hope the best out of our kids as well as ourselves. 

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  1. Great reminder! There are days I feel as if I really messed up as a parent, but each day is new in Christ. Thanks be to God!

  2. Amen! These days of parenting are difficult- but I am reminded that Jesus died for my sinful failings – I may not be complacent or despairing. Fresh grace is given day by day!

  3. katharine says:

    What lovely thoughts. I was reminded this past weekend how important it is to provide the same grace that I so desperately need from my Savior to others, particularly my children. One of my favorite songs includes the line “God gave us families to help us become what he wants us to be.” I can’t think of a better place to grow is His grace than in my own home.

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