Wednesday, January 8, 2020

My Top Five Reasons for Showing Grace to My Grandchildren

I have three grandchildren and while they are as sweet as you will ever possibly imagine, they are young and from time to time they do not obey, they annoy each other and end up arguing or even hitting one another. Yes, I know, this is shocking and almost unbelievable, but from time to time it does happen.

So, when they do not make a wise choice, what do I do? We talk about what happened and how even when they are tired or have had a long day, they still have to obey, love others and learn to make wise choices. I lean heavily towards showing them - and definitely giving them - grace. I do so for the following reasons . . . 

  1. Because God gives me grace. Why would I not be a person who is generous with giving grace to others when God has been so generous to me with His grace? Especially my grandchildren?
  2. Because I want them to understand what grace is. I want them to experience grace from me - a small grace, so they are able to understand and experience grace from God - a very large grace!
  3. Because I love them. When they are sorry for what they did and ask me for grace, why would I refuse? I love them and will always be generous with grace for them.
  4. Because I want them to grow to be people who are generous in giving grace to others. When they have experienced it, first of all from God in a big way and then in a smaller way from their grandma, they will be more likely to show grace to others.
  5. Because I understand they are young and are just learning to make wise choices. I know there will be times when they do not make wise choices and want them to know they do not have to be defeated by those unwise choices.
There are certainly other reasons, but when my grandchildren have admitted what they did and asked for forgiveness, I will give them grace. I want them to grow to be grace-filled people, so as they grow up they will experience grace from their grandma!

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