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They have caused quite a stir in our family but not due to a divided opinion.

Our granddaughter is a toddler still in the midst of the childhood vaccines. On her last routine physical, she required four, two in each leg.

She’s a trooper, who hardly minds the shots at all. She is proud to admit she is brave, has courage, and she does.

It’s what happens afterwards which presents the problem.

She does not want the band-aids to be removed and amazingly enough, they stick forever. They have now adhered for weeks, surviving baths and changes of clothing.

My daughter-in-law removed two when she noticed a rash beginning on one leg, and has high hopes for today’s bath to remove the other two.

Who would think band-aids would create such a challenge? They also stirred other thoughts …

  • Covering up our sins will eventually take a toll on us. When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.” (Psalm 32:3-4, NASB). David kept silent of his sin, thinking he could keep it covered up and hidden. But he was always aware of it as it continued to drain him of his strength, his stamina, and his joy in life. The same is true for us. Sin can only remain hidden for so long before its effect on us is noticed.
  • Confessed sin which is covered is a blessing. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! (Psalm 32:1, NASB). Repentance brings complete forgiveness and God remembers the sin no longer. There is a relief, a joy which comes when our relationship with God is restored.

There are two types of coverups –
one saps us of life and one brings life.
Choose life.

“Jesus asked questions, creating connection and fellowship.” I so appreciated “Jesus and Conversations“, by Deborah Rutherford. She challenges us all to keep entering conversations, even when we feel uncomfortable, even when it is awkward.


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