Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Adam was so excited. This was the day he had been awaiting for weeks. All his friends were going to meet at the new city park and spend their day off from school riding their bicycles. In fact, just yesterday his friend Mike chatted with him at school to remind him that all the guys were going to meet at 10 o’clock. Adam could not sleep the night before because he was so excited.
Finally sun arose and morning arrived. As Adam started dressing, he thought of all the fun they were going to have. He dressed in his favorite jeans with a red shirt. He gobbled down his breakfast, kissed his mother and jumped on his bicycle and rode off to the park. The day was overcast and a bit chilly but Adam’s enthusiasm warmed everything. He was going to meet his friends.
Adam arrived at the park 15 minutes early and found a bench to lean his bike against as he looked around for his friends. No sign of them yet. Time seemed to drag on as Adam watched the clock on the wall of the bank across the street from the park. Finally, 10 o’clock arrived but no friends. The clouds got darker and it started to drizzle. Adam waited. The clock stuck 10:15, Adam was getting nervous and wet.
Adam thought that maybe the guys were at the other end of the park. So he jumped on his bike and peddled through the puddles that the rain made. Round and round the park Adam rode. Finally Adam realized that he had been the victim of lie. His friends had no intention of meeting him at the park. They thought it would be fun to trick him. They lied to him and it was not funny in his mind!
Later Adam discovered that his friends all when to another park. He had trusted their word and as a result of this behavior, Adam felt bad and it would take a long time before he would trust what they would tell him.
God wants us to have good friends that we can trust. When someone lies it means saying what is not true with the aim of deceiving someone. Make sure your heart is full of good things and your smile is bright. Be loyal to your friends and they will know you are being one of God’s loving people.