Monday, December 3, 2007

Something I remember from last year...

So last Christmas season Nia was three years old. We had these ceramic Christmas ball-shaped salt and pepper shakers on the table.

Once while I was upstairs evidently she dropped one on the floor and it broke. She knew she wasn't supposed to touch them, so she covered the whole mess up with a dish towel.

I came downstairs and walked into the kitchen and see this dish towel in the middle of the floor with a suspicious lump underneath. Of course I picked it up and saw what happened. My heart fell as I saw what Nia was trying to do. When I asked her about it she said, "I knew you'd be angry so I didn't want you to see it."

I immediately could relate. Can't we all? Think of the original sin...

From Genesis 3--

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"

10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."

Did Nia really think she could get away with it? Didn't she realize I would see. Who was she fooling? But isn't that so like us? God tells us not to do something, and we go ahead and do it, and then think that we can hide it. And maybe we hide it from others for a time, but we never hide it from God. Just something to think on.

1 comment:

  1. And yet it made perfect sense in Nia's three year old mind! And how it makes perfect sense to try and conceal my sin, thinking in my immaturity that I won't be discovered. What a wonderful opportunity to teach the Gospel to your little girly!

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