December 28 The Donut Heist

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For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 1 Peter 1:6 NIV

Daddy had promised me, his three-year-old daughter, a donut when we went to do last minute Christmas shopping at Dunham’s General Store. While he shopped, I made a bee-line to the donut case. All kinds of donuts filled the open shelves for customers to choose what they wanted. And I had done just that – made my selection.

By the time the cashier saw me, I was sitting in front of the donuts with white powdered sugar covering me and the floor.

The cashier threw a temper tantrum and ran through the store yelling for Mr. Dunham. However, the owner took it all in stride. After Mr. Dunham quieted the cashier enough to learn a three-year-old had stolen a donut, he shook Daddy’s hand, winked at me and dropped the nickel Daddy gave him into the cash register. I trusted my daddy – he had never lied to me before. But the cashier shamed me that day.

Later in life, I learned that trusting my heavenly Father meant that He would never shame me. Even though I continue to make mistakes and sin, God is my precious cornerstone who I can trust and never feel shame from Him.

Lord, thank You for being my precious cornerstone who I can fully trust.
written by Judy Sheer Watters