Did you know that one time King David was hiding his sin? Do you think he was happy or sad when he was hiding his sin?
Bethel: He was sad.
Did you know he wrote about it? Here is what he said. [mommy reads verses] He’s saying that he was miserable. Have you ever really wanted water and not been able to have any? What do you think about when you are really really thirsty? David was miserable, and although he tried to be happy, he wasn’t, because he was hiding his sin.
Bethel: I was hiding my sin yesterday.
Oh? [shock, because I don’t remember anything out of the ordinary yesterday]. When were you hiding your sin?
Bethel: I was hiding my sin when I was coloring.
[Still not understanding or remembering] What sin were you hiding?
Bethel: I didn’t want to clean, so I was hiding and coloring.
Oh. [Now I remember] King David was happy when he made it right, when he asked God to forgive him.
Bethel: I’m not hiding my sin right now.
How thankful I am that God prompted me to read my Bible this morning. How thankful I am that He prompted me to talk about what I was reading. Although David didn’t comment much, he was paying close attention. I’m thankful for what God showed me that He is working in their lives. I should be willing to parent on faith, but it’s a tremendous encouragement when I see what’s going on under the surface occasionally.