Tuesday, May 11, 2010

No Mistake

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

My 5YO explains why his new Frisbee landed in the neighbors’ pond: “God and Jesus made a mistake today. It was their first one.” We have talked before about how God never makes mistakes, but sometimes Mommies and Daddies do, and sometimes kids do, and sometimes everyone makes mistakes. We’ve talked about second chances and I’ve even granted a few requests for pardons and do-overs.

Today, though, my son carried on the tradition of looking for someone else to blame for our own actions. He’d thrown his Frisbee in close proximity to the pond and instead of it being his fault that it landed in the pond, God and Jesus has made the wind blow the Frisbee into the pond. How could he be held responsible?

We rebutted his reasoning, of course, telling him that God and Jesus don’t make mistakes. He makes mistakes. Then, a second chance was granted. Armed with telescoping tree saw, his Daddy took him to retrieve the Frisbee from the pond. It took all of the tree saw’s telescoping reach, but the red Frisbee was returned to its rightful owner.

And all was well with the world.

Until I shot him in the eye with his Nerf gun.

Then he had the opportunity to repay the favor and forgive me too.

“I still love you,” he said.

I think I need a do-over.

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13

1 comment:

  1. Another gem, Mickie! You have a good start on your own "Chicken Soup for the Soul" collection!


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