With eyes spilling tears, Billy’s words poured out in a shaky flood, “I didn’t mean to do it. It wasn’t supposed to go there.”
Broken shards of glass littered the floor; a tennis ball sat proudly in the center of the mess. His dad heard the shattering and ran to the door.
Seeing Billy unhurt, he quietly asked, “What did you mean to do, son?”
“I was just playing—having fun,” Billy said in a halting whisper. “I am really sorry.”
“Let’s clean this up. Go get the broom and dust pan for starters.” A short time later, the mess was done but a gaping hole remained.
“What should we do next, Son?”
“I should buy a window, shouldn’t I?” Billy hoped his dad would say no. Dad remained silent. “I’ve been saving for that bike. Would that be enough?”
“Yes. I’m sorry you have to spend your money like this. God wants us to think through everything we do. There are always consequences. If we ask God for wisdom before doing anything, life goes much better!”
“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”
Have you ever done something without thinking? What were the consequences?