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Read: Psalm 32:1-5
Dominic grinned as he looked at his little brother. "Your shirt is buttoned wrong, Brock! Look at this." Dominic tugged at the bottom of the shirt. "See how this side hangs longer at the bottom than the other side?" Brock looked down and began to fumble with the buttons. "Here . . . I'll help you fix it," Dominic offered. "Let's start with the top button and work our way down."
Brock pushed his brother's hand away. "I can do it myself."
"Okay," said Dominic. "But you'd better hurry up. We have to leave for church soon."
The rest of the family were already seated at the breakfast table when Brock arrived. He quickly slipped into his seat beside his sister, Myla, and they bowed their heads for prayer.
"Having a little trouble with your shirt, Brock?" Dad asked after thanking God for the food.
Dominic looked at his brother. "I told him it wasn't buttoned right, and I tried to help him. But he wouldn't let me, so I let him do it himself."
Brock's face puckered up. "I fixed it! The bottom is straight now."
Dominic snickered. "Yeah, but now there's a part sagging out in the middle!"
Myla reached over to her little brother. "Let me help you," she said.
Mom smiled. "I think you started out wrong, Brock. When that's the problem, the way to fix it is to go back and start over."
"I don't like to start over," Brock muttered as he allowed Myla to help him.
"No, but starting over is often the only way to correct things," said Mom. "It gives you a fresh start."
"That sounds like what Pastor Jeffries talked about at church last week," said Myla. "The Bible says if we confess the wrong things we do, Jesus will forgive us and cleanse us. We can put our sins behind us and start all over again."
"Hey, Mom," said Dominic. He winked at Dad. "I'm sorry I ate my pancakes so fast! I'd better start over again. Can I have another stack?" Susan S. Arcand
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Are you sorry for something you did that was wrong? Perhaps you told a lie, disobeyed, or were unkind. Do you wish you could undo what you did and start over again? You can’t undo what’s been done, but you can have a fresh start. Confess your sin to the Lord—and to others who have been affected by it. Jesus loves you, and He’s ready to forgive and let you begin again, fresh and clean.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: Psalm 32:5 (KJV)
I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. . . . And you forgave me! (NLT)