I’m staying in Lawton, OK. with the Peterson’s. They are a very nice couple who loves the Lord and loves sharing their home with those of us who are in the ministry.
The Peterson’s have a little dog named Pepper and she’s a delightful little creature. She reminds me of Miriam’s dog named Tinkerbell. After the Peterson’s arrived home Sunday afternoon Pepper went straight to my room and peed on the carpet in my room.
I called Miss Peterson in and showed her the yellow spot informing her that Pepper had done the deed and not me. It’s funny how God uses things like this to make a point to His people.
I shared the story with the folks at church that evening. I told them that Pepper had made her mark, it wasn’t a good mark but she did it anyway. I then said that we as Christians make our marks in life to, some good, and some bad! Everyday you and I make an impression or leave a mark on someone!
Think about King David! The Bible says he was a man after God’s own heart, but what do many people remember him for? They remember David as thief, he took another man’s wife and played kissy face with her.
There are consequences to the marks we leave! II Samuel 12:13-14 says, “And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David, the Lord has forgiven you of your sin; you shall not die. However, because of this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, and the child also that is born unto you shall die!”