Wednesday, June 30, 2010
As a child I was always up to something. Usually it involved mischief. I guess I was a typical boy. I had a bike. I always wanted to ride where I was told not to ride. Usually the road looked like the best place to ride. Traffic was not really one of my interests. I believed they would be careful not to hit me. I had brothers. We had friendly fights almost every day. My brothers usually started all the arguments. I just knew I was the innocent party. It was always someone else who started the fight. After things went wrong the first thing I heard was " Tell me what happened". I started with excuses and ended with confession. The results were usually the same. I am 68 years old now. When I was a child punishment did not mean a "Time Out". I would not have known what a time out meant. Punishment was a little more harsh. There is a matter of spiritual confession. We need to confess our sins to God in prayer. We also need to confess to our fellow Christians. We need God's forgiveness and also forgiveness from those we have wronged. The Bible says we need to confess our sins to each other and to pray for each other.
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