These short devotions are adapted stories from Pastor Brian’s writings.
Week of April 26-May 2
Theme: The blame game
John 9.3 You’re looking for someone to blame… look instead for what God can do.
Hi, it’s Pastor Brian from NWLife Church. When I was a kid, I saved up my money to get a puppy. She was a Brittany Spaniel and we named her Gretchen (weird name, I know). We took Gretchen to dog obedience classes and they said we need to purchase a long leather leash. It was kind of expensive.
One day, when my sister was going to take Gretchen outside for a walk, she couldn’t find the leash. My parents asked all four of us kids who took the leash or left it somewhere. We all said it wasn’t us. Then we started blaming each other.
I was convinced my little sister did it. My parents seemed to think it was me. But nobody would confess. It was a mystery…
Until a few days later when my dad told me I needed to go outside and pick up all the dog poop in our yard. I went out with the shovel and picked up Gretchen’s poop and I noticed something strange – her poop had all these chunks of leather in them!
We discovered that Gretchen had eaten her leash. We were blaming each other, but it was the dog who had hidden the leash from us.
Tell about a time when you were blamed for something you didn’t actually do. How did it feel?
Pray together and ask God to help us to not play the blame game, but instead to look for what God can do.