I went to a great parent meeting this past Monday at the elementary school. We (parents) were shown how to use the “parent portal.” For parents, the parent portal is a wonderful thing. A parent can check the progress of their student whenever they want to and parents can get notifications whenever they need them. A parent can set a grade standard and if their student makes any grade below that the parent is automatically notified. If their student should turn in an assignment late or not at all, the parent gets an automatic notification. This is great news for everybody! Well… I thought it was great news for everybody until I explained it to one of the students that I parent and her response was, “bummer, I’m going to bed.” How odd, I thought, she still has at least 30 more minutes until bedtime. How can this be bad to have this kind of information available?
I kept thinking about this and thought about the ultimate Father and how God knows our every, thought, word, deed, intention, motive and desire, every moment of every day – bummer. However, just as we do our best to parent our children, God really makes the best of parenting happen because he truly is always there for us even when he knows everything. One of my favorite passages states, “If God be for us, who can stand against us?” One of the reasons it is my favorite is because I know God is for us even though He knows us. This truly is great news! Let me be a little more specific, I know God is for me. If you are not sure if God is for you, then I would love to talk with you about that. I’m glad that God is the ultimate parent with the ultimate parent portal. Thanks be to God. Happy Thanksgiving!
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