Parenting is filled with many impromptu teaching moments that will impact our children for the rest of their lives, if we take advantage of them.
A father had just finished disciplining his four-year-old daughter for misbehaving, and, after her time-out he heard a gentle knock on his study door, and said “Come in.”
His daughter came in and matter-of-factly said, “Daddy, sometimes I am good, and sometimes I am bad. And that’s just the way it is.” Then she left the room, acting as though she had completely explained her misbehavior for all time.
Her father, realizing a great opportunity, went to her and explained that she had described a problem we all face. We all do bad things, and the Bible says that even the good things we do are not good enough to meet God’s standard of holiness. That is why we need a Savior. And that is why God sent Jesus!
This is a lesson all God’s children need to learn.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:6-8)
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