From lying to laughter!

I couldn’t help but laugh.
Haylee walked into the living room with a bloody paper towel. I asked her, “What happened, baby?”
She said that she fell down and poked herself on something on the floor.
Over the next few minutes she admitted she had poked herself with a kitchen knife while cutting her some summer sausage.
The confession was hilarious though, going something like this.
ME: What did you cut yourself on? What was on the floor?
HAYLEE: I don’t know. It may have been a knife?
LINDA: A knife?
ME: A knife was on the floor?
HAYLEE: No, I was in the kitchen.
ME: You fell on the kitchen floor?
HAYLEE: No. I was getting some sausage.
LINDA: Did you cut yourself?
HAYLEE: I poked a sharp knife into my finger!
ME: On the kitchen floor? Why were you cutting sausage on the kitchen floor?
HAYLEE: No, I was at the counter?
ME: So you fell on the counter and cut yourself?
Of course I’m laughing while asking these really dumb questions.
We had a talk with her about telling the truth. She said she was going to tell the truth but when I saw the bloody paper towel and asked her what happened, she said her stomach turned upside down.
She has a lot to overcome in her life. Her dad has been quite a habitual liar.
Passing down bad traits from generation to generation is nothing new.
At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner. As he was approaching the border of Egypt, Abram said to his wife, Sarai, “Look, you are a very beautiful woman. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife. Let’s kill him; then we can have her!’ So please tell them you are my sister. Then they will spare my life and treat me well because of their interest in you.” Gen 12:10-13
Many years later Abram’s (Abraham’s) son, Isaac, did the same thing.
When the men who lived there asked Isaac about his wife, Rebekah, he said, “She is my sister.” He was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “They will kill me to get her, because she is so beautiful.” Gen 26:7
But honesty is still the best policy!

One thought on “From lying to laughter!

  1. I do remember being such a little liar when I was young. Learning of the purity of the One that loves me so much & not wanting to hurt Him any more seemed to motivate honesty in me.


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