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presents "See and Do" Series 2
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It was dark outside. It was also dark inside the tent. Ken and his new friends, Robert and Jimmy, were in their sleeping bags at camp. Ken's friends were sleeping, but was wide awake. He was thinking about all the things he had been doing that day.
liked the Bible story in the morning, and the swimming in the afternoon was fun, too.
Then remembered looking at the candy in the candy store. He did not have much money at camp. He had decided to wait until later to buy a bar.
But now, was lying in his sleeping bag, thinking about that . It made him hungry. A peanut bar with chocolate on the outside would taste so good! He did not think that he could wait until tomorrow afternoon for this treat.
Then remembered that Robert had bought some extra bars. They were in his camp bag over in the corner.
thought if he took one of those bars, maybe Robert would not even know that one was missing.
looked around to make sure the boys were all asleep. Then slowly, and quietly he got out of his sleeping bag. He was sure that nobody would ever find out.
"Anyway," said to himself, "Robert has some extra money, and he can buy some more bars tomorrow."
crawled across the floor to the corner where Robert's things were. It was really dark. The floor squeaked, and the cold air made him shiver. He was scared.
Finally, got to the corner and found Robert's bag. He slowly zipped it open and took a bar. Then he closed the zipper. He hoped that the boys would not wake up.
took the bar back to his own sleeping bag. It felt big and heavy in his hand. He began to think about what he had done. He had taken something that did not belong to him! He knew that this was wrong.
But back in his sleeping bag, started to smile. "That was easy," he said to himself. "And nobody saw me, either."
He held the real tight. Then thought about the Bible story again. He remembered the verse in the Bible that they had learned in the morning: "You are God who sees me." Did really see what he had done, even in the dark?
remembered that Jimmy had asked the teacher if could see, even in the dark.
"Yes," the teacher had said. " even knows what we are thinking about and what is in our heart. It makes sad when He sees us doing wrong things."
"Oh, no!" said to himself, "I stole that . Even if the boys did not see me, saw me, and it made Him sad."
got out of his sleeping bag. He went quietly back across the floor to Robert's camp bag and put the bar back where he had found it. He was glad that the boys did not wake up and find out what he had done.
Then crawled back to his sleeping bag again. He started to talk to the Lord Jesus .
"Please, forgive me, Lord ," he prayed. "I know it was wrong to take Robert's . I am sorry that I took it.
"Thank you, Lord , for helping me to put the back. And thank You also for forgiving me."
knew that loved him and that forgave him because he was sorry and had asked to forgive him.
closed his eyes and smiled because he was happy again. He immediately fell asleep.
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