How often to do you verbalize to your child that they can have a fresh start?
A core message of our faith is the truth that God’s grace gives us a fresh start. We are made clean. God separates our sin from us as far as the east is from the west. We confess this truth. But do we allow our children to experience it in real time?
The sun came out this morning. Did your son or daughter hear from you that what happened yesterday has been forgiven and that today is a new day? Does that play out clearly in how you talk to your child? In your body language?
Have you reminded siblings that grace flows down upon their relationship because the same God who forgave one’s sins also forgives the other’s sins? Jesus taught us to pray “Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Can you help them say to the other that today is a fresh start?
This is the start of the second term. If you or your child were not happy with the results first term, have your child been offered a fresh start?
Think about what a blessing knowing you can start over is for all of us. And remember your child needs to hear and experience this, too.
In His Children’s Service, Robert C. Boyd