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Acts 2:14a, 36-41

Finding Your Way

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Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Finding Your Way

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Have you ever been lost? That can be a frightening experience. Maybe you had trouble finding your room at school or perhaps you have been with your parents in the car when they took a wrong turn.

When that happens, you must think back to where you came from and try to figure out where you took the wrong turn. You must think about directions and figure out what to do to get where you want to be.

Sometimes we take a wrong turn with our life. Our parents try to teach us how to be a loving and caring person. They try to teach us how to be a good friend and citizen. They teach us right from wrong, but sometimes we make mistakes. We all make mistakes.

These mistakes can be called sin. Do you remember the story of Pinocchio? Pinocchio got in with some boys who did bad things and Pinocchio began to say things that were not the truth. Remember how each time he told a lie his nose grew longer?

That probably hasn’t happened to you, but perhaps there have been times when you made a bad choice and did or said something you shouldn’t have; something that made you unhappy and disappointed.

The Bible tells us there is a way to make things better when this happens. Jesus’ disciple, Peter, uses the word, repent. Repent is a word that means you feel truly sorry for what you have done.

Just like when you are lost, you must stop and think about where you made a wrong turn and what you need to do to find your way again. You must think about the directions your parents have given you about how to lead a good life.

The Bible tells us that when you repent (feel sorry for what you have done) you will be forgiven. That always makes you feel better.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2011, Richard Niell Donovan