Monday, November 19, 2012

Making Concessions

"The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the LORD'S anointed; but now please take the spear that is at his hand and the jug of water, and let us go."  (1 Samuel 26:11)

   As parents, we made many small concessions when the children were growing up.  Little things, like what flavor of ice cream to buy, or what kind of cake to bake.  Should we take a relaxing ride into the country (riding in the car with five kids is never relaxing), or take them to the park and turn them loose?

   Making concessions for the benefit of family, work, or the Lord is not a sign of weakness, but of love.  We have never regretted making concessions to bring joy to the hearts of our children.  What made them happy also made us happy.

   God made a gigantic concession in sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you and me on Calvary's cross.

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