Sowing and Reaping
I looked up from my book to see my sweet ragdoll kitty gazing at me with love in his blue eyes. He sat beside me on the couch, almost begging for attention. I couldn’t resist playing with him. However, none of his toys were handy, so I took off my reading glasses, and I waved them under his nose. He batted at them a few times, and I laughed at his obvious joy at the novel plaything.
Unfortunately, I forgot to put them back in their case when I got up. Later in the day, I found my glasses at the bottom of the basement steps. They lacked a nose pad and were twisted almost beyond recognition. When I tried to straighten them, one lens popped loose. Imagine how silly I felt when I put them back on and found they sat crookedly on my face.
I can’t blame my kitty, but my actions reminded me of the verse in the New Testament that says, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Even the smallest choices we make can have unintended consequences someday and hurt us or our family. I plan on thinking about my reading glasses and considering the outcome before I make choices in the future. I invite you to do the same.
Cynthia L. Simmons is the mother of five and past president of Christian Authors Guild. Combining history and Scripture, she ministers to women of all ages, but has a special place in her heart for homeschool mothers. Cynthia hosts Heart of the Matter Radio and speaks nationwide.