Gracious in your words and actions?
Kind and loving?
Does it just depend on the day?
I would like to say that I am a great mom. Always gracious and merciful and patient and loving. But if I said that I would not be completely honest.
Because sadly, I am not.
I would like to be. I long to be. And on some days I may come close. But often stress gets the best of me. Busyness takes up my time. Anger creeps in. I fail.
And then I do and say things that I wish I had not done and said.
But, God... well, He is not me. And He never fails!
While I strive daily to do better and show my children what graciousness, patience, mercy, and love look like, in my human weakness I will never be perfect and sometimes I will fail.
So instead of saying "follow me," I am trying to teach them-
Follow Him! Jesus. The one that is perfect.
As we get closer to the Christmas season and turn our eyes to Jesus, let us remind our children that by following Him we can learn what graciousness, mercy, patience and love really look like.
And then let's take the time to show those things to those around us.
*For the rest of the year we will be focusing on scripture from the Christmas Story! We hope you will join us!