Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by grace you have been saved, through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
This day after Easter has me so deeply grateful for a Savior who reached out to save us, right smack in the middle of our mess… a Christ who went to the cross saying “Forgive them.”
I’m awestruck with the goodness and mercy of Jesus, who knew how we would think we know better. He knew we would try to take matters into our own hands. He knew our weakness, and He loved us first. Jesus took on all of our brokenness and self-reliance and outright rebellion, just because he wanted to be with us forever. Hallelujah!
But this day after Easter also has me thinking it tragic how many of us moms in Christ seem to leave all of this freedom at the door of our homes.
Maybe we walk in freedom at church, at work, in friendships, in ministry, but with our children, we writhe in guilt and carry all the weight of our own brokenness solidly on our own shoulders.
Can you relate?
The pressure to be a “good mom” is enough to squeeze all of the freedom right out of parenting.