We can't hide our bad deeds from God

8/14/2007

The Storyteller
By Rev. Huey Wood

Two fellows were out walking their dogs when they came to a restaurant and decided to go in and get something to eat. However, a sign in front read, “No Dogs Allowed.”

One of them had a German Shepherd and the other had a Chihuahua. They didn’t know what to do with their dogs. Finally the man with the shepherd said, “Let me try first.”

Both men wore sunglasses. The first man walked up to the doorman, pointed to his dog and said, “Seeing eye dog,” and he was allowed in.

In a few minutes the other fellow did the same thing, and the doorman said, “A Chihuahua?” and the man said, “Do you mean that seeing eye store sold me a Chihuahua?”

Through the years there have been those who felt that they were just a little sharper than the next person, and that if they play their game just right they can get away with anything. Back in the Old Testament, we find those brothers of Joseph. When they took the coat of many colors and fooled Dad and made him believe that his favorite son was dead, they thought it was all over, but it wasn’t. God never gave up.

Some people believe that their bad deeds from not obeying God’s command are hidden behind some good deed, and they are free. That is today, and tomorrow is coming. We are made in such a way that God sees and knows all, and we are known.

Let’s just suppose the two fellows with their dogs did get into the restaurant. They still had to look in the mirror the next morning, and to them the truth would be known. Both fellows might smile and say, “We outsmarted them,” but down deep they would know that truth was not given. That is not being smart.

 Prayer: Father, they word says, “To know the truth is to set us free.” Amen.

©2000 Huey Wood