Little Emily ran into the house,sorry crying as though her heart would break.

     “What’s wrong, dear?” asked her father.

     “My doll!  Billy broke it!” she sobbed.

     “How did he break it, Emily?”

     “I hit him over the head with it.”

      It’s an old, old story that began in the Garden of Eden.  I think it is significant that, after the sin committed by Adam and Eve, God asked Adam if he had eaten the fruit (even though He already knew the answer).  It was a chance for Adam to be honest, an opportunity to take responsibility.  Instead, Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, and ever since we have been pointing the finger at others for our transgressions. 

      “It wasn’t my fault.”  “I couldn’t help it.”  “He made me do it.”  We continue to point fingers and make accusations.  All the while, God is hoping that we’ll be honest enough to admit our mistakes, knowing that only then can we find forgiveness.

      I John 1:9-10 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.”

      Is there anything you need to be honest about and own up to today? -TFTD

God bless you all and have a great week,


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