“We are not nor can we be the saviors of our children.  He is their Savior.  When we forget this, our parenting will be pockmarked by fear, severity, and exhaustion.  On the other hand, when we rest in his gracious work we will experience the comforts he has provided for us.  He delights in being worshiped as the One who ‘richly provides us with everything to enjoy’ (1Tim 6:17).  He loves flooding our consciences with the peace that comes from knowing our sins are forgiven and our standing before him is completely secure.  When we’re quietly resting in grace, we’ll have grace to give our children, too.  When we’re freed from the ultimate responsibility of being their savior, we’ll find our parenting burden becoming easy and light.”

– Elyse Fitzpatrick, Give Them Grace