Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Revelation

From my 3 year old:

I was VERY upset with Bailey this morning because she wet on the floor THREE times. She's been potty trained for well over 2 months and I cannot figure out why she is doing this. I was upstairs putting towels and blankets away and I heard a noise. I turned around and looked over the balcony to see Bailey wetting on the floor downstairs. I marched right down and swatted her little fanny! I told her it is not nice to wet on the floor and I'm tired of her doing it. And in the sweetest voice, her exact words were, "Mommy, but if I apologize, then you won't be mad anymore and it will be ok."
Immediately I didn't know how to respond because I thought, this must be how God feels when we choose to sin and think "oh well, I can just ask forgiveness later." I know the difference is that God really does forgive us and doesn't remember our sins. And, even though Bailey apologized to me, I didn't forget that she wet on the floor THREE times today. But, it did make me think about the choices we make. I had to explain to her that even though she says she is sorry (which I appreciate, and I told her that) that does NOT make it ok to continue to do something that I've asked her not to do.

I just thought it was interesting to have such a revelation from such a little person.


twondra said...

Very interesting and really makes you think. Thanks for that!

The Anglin Family said...

Ok makes me think of the revelation song..I love that song..:)
I saw your msg last night but I guess I was away from computer bc u were offline when I saw it. But you are right, and I'm praying for you.