The  wisdom of a twelve-year-old boy


During testimony meeting. a twelve-year-old boy gave the following illustration (paraphrased).


I was walking on the beach and noticed the footprints made in the sand by our feet. The ocean waves came and cleaned our footsteps away as if they never existed.

I compared our footsteps as our sins and that the ocean waves is God. He can come and wipe our sins away as if they never existed.

If we are too far away from the ocean the waves can’t wipe away our footsteps. Just like if we are too far away from God presence we may not see him as a source that can help us in the removal of our sins.


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