Friday, April 27, 2012

Repenting Husbands, Wives and Children

As we look again today at our roles as husbands, we find that we will not fully measure up to Jesus as he husbands the church. And when our eyes are opened in this way, we find the need to repent of our sins and shortcomings and look to Jesus so that we can be more like Him.
         This is true of husbands but it is also true of wives as they look at the Church and how they should completely honor and respect their husbands.
         And you children, as you think about how you are to be the sort of children who absolutely honor your parents, no doubt, if you are honest you find fault with yourselves.
         So, all of us have a need to repent; husbands, wives, and children, but the end of this process of repentance is not grievous but joyful. We suffer for a little, as we realize how we have fallen short but the Lord calls us to confess and turn away from following our way and turn to Christ and follow His. He forgives us and grants us His Spirit to do that which He has called us to do. And in this we find both joy and peace as husbands, as wives and as children.

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