Unavoidably imperfect

1. You give us all an earthly father,
Unavoidably imperfect;
But you also give yourself:
Flawless, Lord, in every way.

2. You give us all an earthly mother,
Inescapably imperfect;
But you also give us Mary,
Spotless, Lord, in every way.

3. You give us all an earthly ruler,
Undeniably imperfect;
But you also give us Jesus,
Sinless, Lord, in every way.

4. You give us all a sense of selfhood,
Necessarily imperfect;
But you also give your Spirit,
Faultless, Lord, in every way.


1. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them (Ephesians 6:4; NLT).

Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God (Isaiah 41:10; NLT).

2. Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? (Isaiah 49:15; NLT).

Here is your mother (John 19:27; NLT).

3. The rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them (Matthew 20:25; NLT).

God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

He [Jesus Christ] is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world (Revelation 1:5; NLT).

4. Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof (Matthew 8:8; NLT).

If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him (Luke 11:13; NLT).

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