Yesterday was my youngest daughter’s nineteenth birthday so to celebrate we went out for dinner. We went to a restaurant in St. Catharines called “Raw Fish”, an appropriate name for a sushi restaurant don’t you think? The food was very good and all of us enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was an all you can eat place so it was well worth the money.

But what gave our girls no end of amusement was watching my wife and I using (or trying to use) chopsticks. I always thought that I was pretty good at using them but last night I was pretty miserable at it. My wife got the hang of it much sooner than I did. I just asked my newly legal daughter how she would describe our attempts to use chopsticks. She said that “at first it failed  (using chopsticks), but at the end it was good — it was also very humourous.”

I am glad that I can give my daughters something to chuckle about.  Afterall, it hows them that  we too never stop learning, even if it is using chopsticks!

Every one of us makes mistakes now and again, don’t we? Isn’t it wonderful that we serve a God who sees our mistakes and forgives us through Christ? What that means is very significant and profound. Think of this: God sees our mistakes (sin) and if we believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour, we are forgiven! This doesn’t mean that He overlooks our sin, but has dealt with our sin through the finished work of the Cross. And He does this because He loves us with a neverending love. And think of this. He never laughs at our  mistakes but upholds us and gives us His grace.


About faithfullyhis

My name is Charles Quail and I am a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Dunnville,a small town southeast of Hamilton, Ontario. I also write a weekly column for our local newspaper, The Sachem. It is a column that I have been writing for about eight years. I am married and have two grown daughters. My best buddy was my dog Max, who is now chasing bunny rabbits in sky. I miss him terribly. My reason for wanting to write a blog is friends have told me that this is the next logical step in my writing career. My hope and prayer is that many will be both challenged and blessed by what I write.
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