Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Authorized King James Version

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Handwrriting On the Wall

A weary mother returned from the store. lugging groceries
through the kitchen door.
A waiting her arrival was her eight year old son, anxious to relate
what his younger brother had done.

While I was out playing and Dad was on a call, T. J. took his
crayons and wrote on the wall
It's on the new paper you just hung in the den. I told him you'd be
mad at having to do it again.

She let out a moan and furrowed her brow, "Where is your
little brother right now?"
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride she marched to his closet where he had gone to hide.

She called his full name as she entered his room. He trembled with fear--he knew that meant doom
For the next ten minutes, she ranted and raved about the expensive wallpaper and how she had saved.

Lamenting all the work it would take to repair, she condemed his action and total lack of care.
The more she scolded, the madder she got, then stomped from his room, totally distraught.

She headed for the den to confirm her fears when she saw the wall, her eyes flooded with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul with a dart. It said, "I love Mommy", surrounded by a heart.

Well, the wallpaper remained, just as she found it, with and empty picture frame hung to surround it.
A reminder to her, and indeed to all: "Take time to read the handwriting on the wall."

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