Monday, September 5, 2011

Innocent – Not Me!

I watched as Mother was dividing the home made fudge into equal pieces for me and my two siblings.

I noticed she only placed two pieces on the napkins and so I asked mother, “Where is mine?

“You have already had yours!” she replied in her firmest voice.

I declare that my mother must have had eyes in the back of her head because she seemed to know everything.

I found out later that as she cut the fudge into pieces she had counted them. How she knew it was me, always baffled me and still does.

There it was sitting on the counter, the round pie plate had on its edge one small tiny slice of fudge that no one would ever notice if I tasted it. Yummy but it was good!! 

Leave it to my mother, she noticed and my lesson was learned by having to do without.

There were many times when I had to be without something I needed because I had already spent my goods for something completely un-necessary.  Life's lessons are often difficult.

Doing something when you think no one is looking may get you a prize for the moment, but the truth is, God is always watching and he takes notice of every (good or) sneaky thing we might do.

Mother was a great believer in the Scripture verse that said, “Be sure your sin will find you out.” She was always right and my sins were at all times discovered.

About that time in my life, I learned to keep short accounts with the Lord and others. Ask Forgiveness quickly from God and man, allowing nothing to fester until it worsens and begins to smell, but get it taken care of immediately. This brings sweet peace in your spirit.

My conscience was tender and still is, and thats what keeps me innocent.

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  1. Moms are superheroes with super powers for sure. Thanks for sharing this sweet story that reminds me to think before I act and to honor God with my actions.

  2. Thanks for this great post that reminds me to think before I act so my actions with honor God. (new follower)

  3. The eyes in the back of the head...the tiny slice of fudge....the being found out.

    Yes, yes, yes.

  4. Forgiveness and innocence. What a lovely connection to make!

  5. yep, there is always someone looking...

  6. The wise parent makes a wise parent... Thank God for your mom and all the moms like her. They are the ones who carry the torch lights of children's hearts.

    (I'm not surprised you swiped that fudge!)

  7. A very wise woman you are to keep short accounts and forgive quickly. Love the post!

  8. Moms are simply incredible when it comes to that stuff. I have a fraction of the gift, but my wife operates at a whole other level. :) Good story and reminder, Hazel. Thanks.

  9. Dear Marelie, It is true that as knowledge comes through growth and maturing, we discover that there is good and evil in this world. Difficult as it may be, we can choose the direction of our choices and then make the most of them. Often we find ourselves unhappy, but then we can decide to change that and be content regardless of our circumstances. Innocence can remain as we keep our hearts free from hate, and all that goes with it. Our teachers early in life taught us that God is Good, and He gives us innocence as we seek Him and His righteousness. Hugs, Hazel


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