It was a normal school day at our house. I was sitting at the homeschool table with my school aged children, and my 3 year old was playing by herself. Unannounced to me, she wandered into her big sisters room and got into trouble.
When her sister finally went into her room she came out to report that someone had taken four pieces of her chewing gum. Since all of the other children had been with me, we knew there could only be one person guilty. When she sought out my 3 year old to ask her if she did it, her response was, "NO".
A few minutes later, when my 10 year old went to put on her shoes, she came out hysterically laughing. We asked her what was so funny, and she said, "look, someone put chewed up gum in my shoes!"
Knowing who the guilty party was, we now had the evidence we needed to do some disciplining! She denied it until we showed her the shoes with the gum inside.
Oh how I could relate to this. How many times have I sinned and thought, no one saw me so I don't need to confess to it. However, God sees all things and in due time the evidence usually surfaces to charge us as guilty. Thankfully, we have the blood of Jesus to wash us clean and take our guilt away.
After all of this, there was reconciliation, and I cleaned out the shoes - good as new. LOL!!