Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.
Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV
"Honor your father and mother"-is the first commandment with a promise. The promise is that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long on the earth. We have people in the body of Christ who followed this commandment accordingly; but we have others who didn't.
You will never understand the sacrifices that a parent make to a child until you one day become one. We sometimes took for granted things which our parents did for us; but later when we get opportunity to be parents too we start appreciating them. There are people who had troubled teen years; they end up breaking the good relationship they had with their parents when they were children.
This came to affect their relationships with their parents even in their adulthood; and hence some parents died while they are still in discord with their children. If your parents are still alive and there is a tension between you; this is a time for you to reconcile with them and make peace. If your parents died while you’re still in misunderstandings then you need to forgive them, forgive yourself; and ask God for his total forgiveness and healing.
This morning, take a moment to thank God your parents. Maybe you didn't know one of your parents or all of them. Maybe they treated you unfairly and denied many things during your childhood. It may be possible you are illegitimate child or you were a result of parental accident but still thank God for your parents.
Even if one of your parents denied you and he/she had nothing do with you but thank God for them. It took two people for you to be born; and God had a plan for you even if your parents didn't know what to do with you. God is with you, and He will make sure you reach where He has planned you to be in life.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I thank You for my parents. Lord forgive me for where I have done wrong to my parents; and I forgive my parents for where they have hurt me. Thank you for the gift of life, may your name be blessed. In Jesus' Name, Amen.