Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I don't live for chocolate like many of my friends so I figured it wouldn't be to too difficult to give up chocolate for Lent. I had no idea how the devil would tempt me.
We went on a 10 night vacation and each night our hotel put cookies in our room - decadent chocolate ones of course. I was good and didn't allow them to tempt me. When we switched hotels they left candies in our room - again fabulous chocolate candy. Again, I resisted. Every where I looked I saw chocolate that came close to breaking me but I stayed strong.
Then I was at church on Wednesday night and my grandson proudly told me he had a surprise for me. After eating at Wendy's he asked his mom if he could get me a frosty. Chocolate of course.
I was heartbroken when this little guy I love dearly stood before me and handed me the chocolate frosty. What do I do, break my promise to God or break my little boys heart. I excused myself and ran to the pastors wife and said I have a dilemma which I explained to her. She and the others at the table laughed at me as they explained God would forgive me, that I couldn't break the little guys heart.
I ate the frosty and enjoyed every bite!
I reflect in hope ...