I am sure that you have seen this video. (If you can't see it, click here.) It's been all over the inter-webs. The mom and kid have been on Ellen. Celebrating what a cute little liar he is.
The premise of the clip is that this boy is flat out denying what he did. He is saying right to his mom that he didn't eat any sprinkles.
After viewing it numerous times, I am reminded how much I resemble that young boy. For how often do I sin right in front of the Law Giver and demand - DEMAND - that I have done nothing wrong.
Oh God. "Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I
live among a people of unclean lips..." (Is. 40:31)
The amazing thing is that there are two sides to this story. For even though you and I sin numerous times (daily/hourly/minute-by-minute), our Father see's us as though we have never done anything wrong. In seeing us, He sees His Son. "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." (2 Cor. 4:16)
What glorious truth. For we are the rescued children of God.
Honestly. That shakes me to the core.