Crumbs crunched under Jimmy’s feet, but he didn’t notice them. The empty plate where brownies should have been filled his eyes!
“Who ate all the brownies?”
His shriek brought Tim skidding in. The mess on the floor caught his eye. “I sure didn’t! Who made that mess?”
Jamie joined her brothers and saw their poodle daintily licking her paws. “She did it!” screamed Jamie.
“I only got one brownie!”
“I’m not cleaning it!”
“Who left the plate on the table?”
Hunger, frustration and anger fueled the kids’ words–and blinded their eyes. They had all munched happily just a couple hours before–and no one bothered to set the brownies back on the counter. Now, each wanted to blame another.
We’re all like that, aren’t we? Adam blamed Eve and she blamed the snake. But God asks us to be responsible for ourselves. When Jesus healed a blind man, He was asked: ” … Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” (John 9:2). Jesus said it wasn’t about fault–it was about seeing God at work.
The next time you want to blame someone for something, look for God at work instead!
When have you tried to pass the blame?