Bought by the Blood

June 24, 2009

God Suffers for your sins

Filed under: Gospel,parenting,Suffering,Tim Keller — cubsfan1980 @ 5:54 am
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Today’s parenting quote is taken from “Take Your Vitamin Z.” If I were to ever update the links on my blog this guy would definitely be included.  A great mix of quotes, funny videos, music recommendations and thoughts on parenting.  This is my first time using a Tim Keller quote on this blog and I really appreciate how he points out the connection between the gospel and parenting.  God suffers for our sins because we are His children, therefore as parents, we also suffer when we see our children in sin or feeling the effects of this sinful world.

“You need to get used to this reality. Once you become a parent, for the rest of your life, you’ll never be happier than your unhappiest child, because your heart is tied to your kids. That is a way of learning the gospel because before you have kids you don’t really know what it means that God suffers for your sins. He has to. He has to suffer for your sins, because when you have children you suffer for their sins. Your heart is tied up to them.”

– Tim Keller, quoted from this Q and A session at The Gospel Coalition

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