My husband and I celebrated a milestone anniversary this past week. Our children had a lot to say about it.
“Thank you for being imperfect parents. You have shown us God sticks around as He promised,” our daughter said.
At first I didn’t know how to respond, but then I laughed out loud.
That was the best compliment she could have given us.
“Your marriage is an amazing testimony of God’s faithfulness, love and perseverance in bringing you together and keeping you together all these years for His glory and your continued sanctification,” our son wrote in a text message.
When did he become the theologian? Oh wait. We pounded it into his head while he was growing up.
We told them the credit was all God’s. That we had done our share of sinning and fighting and getting angry, but God had always been there to dust us off, forgive us, and keep us going.
Perfect we’re not. Having it together – no way. Failing frequently, you bet. That’s really all we’re capable of doing. That’s why we cling to the gospel, knowing our righteousness is a borrowed righteousness from Another.
Thanks be to God!