Imagine your going to see your favorite singer in concert. A few years ago, I was going to see One Direction. I practically worshipped them for four years. My walls were covered with posters. I had every song memorized. I LOVED them. I thought they were perfect. Perfect looking. Perfect singers. To say I was obsessed would be an understatement. It was a very weird feeling when I saw them in concert. I expected everything to be flawless. I began to realize they are just real people. They mess up notes. They stumble on stage. They aren’t perfect.
I feel the same way about my parents. From birth, I have viewed my parents as ‘perfect.’ I expected them to be. Once they mess up, I come to the same realization I did at the concert. They mess up. They stumble. It can be hard to realize that they are just humans. Humans given the job to raise us and provide everything for us. That’s a lot of pressure.
Parents make us mad sometimes. They say stuff that hurts us. We don’t agree with some of their rules. It’s easy to get caught up in everything they do wrong, we often lose sight how many things they do right. Show grace. The literal definition of grace is, “an undeserved favor or gift, the undeserved forgiveness.” No, your parents probably don’t deserve grace. But do you know who else doesn’t? YOU! But, God gives us an overflowing grace. “It is by grace we have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:5) Give your parents the undeserved forgiveness. God did, and it actually saved us.