Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I Want a Do Over

I Want A Do-Over

When I was in elementary school, one of the popular toys for kids was Etch-a-Sketch, a gray screen you could draw pictures on by turning the knobs on the bottom.  If you liked

the picture, you showed it to all your friends.  If not, you shook it, the screen went blank, and you could start over.  We made endless pictures, using our imaginations, and turning the ideas into pieces of “art.” Then we’d start over with a blank screen to create our next masterpiece.

God does that with us too.  He starts with a blank slate, decides what he wants to make of our lives, and begins creating His work.

.  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10.

God doesn’t make mistakes, but He knows when we do. He points it out to us, and gives us another chance to start over, wiping the slate clean.  And we get as many “do-overs” as we need because He loves us.  I’m sure glad He loves me and gives me so many chances when I blow it.

Can anyone else relate?


  1. I love the talent you have for finding God in the little things in life!

  2. I couldn't agree more, Celeste. Ellen, thanks for this reminder. Thanking God for the clean slates He makes available through Christ! I won't look at another Etch-A-Sketch quite the same again. :)

  3. I praise God that He can rewrite all the outside-the-lines stuff I mess up with!

  4. I think we're all grateful he does that in our lives. Thank goodness.

  5. Thanks for the reminder of God's grace in our life. I definitely need "do overs."

  6. Okay, so I'm a little late, but I had to tell you how wonderful this post is. When you get in touch with God and share what He shows you, your words are the soothing music people need to hear. Keep fighting the good fight through your voice, the unique voice God gave you.