Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Easy Child

I do not feel that wonderful today (some sickness), and I need to go lie down. I really want to develop this thought more, but I'll just pose the (rhetorical) question that I keep asking myself this week. [Or, what I remind myself of to silence my fumes when Aolani misbehaves!]

Why do I think I deserve an obedient, easy child? Am I obedient or easy for my Father? Yeah, I deserve hell and that's about it.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. ~ Ephesians 2:4-7