--o--Her mother worked for days making her new school dress. Finally, it was finished and ready to be worn. Giggling with excitement, she asked if she could wear it the next day. "Yes," was the answer, "but stay off the sliding board during playtime. You already have torn one dress. Let's keep this one nice."
However, the next day's playtime proved too tempting. And despite her mother's instruction, she climbed to the top of the slide and began a fast descent. It was then she heard a loud, tearing noise. Later that evening, tears filled her mother's eyes as she studied the gaping hole in her daughter's dress. "Mom, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to do it."
Her mother thought for a moment, smiled, and then said, "I forgive you. It will take some effort, but i believe it can be fixed."
Her daughter expected punishment but received grace instead. The next evening, she noticed the dress, mended and hanging in her closet. An attached note read: "honey, I love you. Mom."
--o--Maybe you have torn a gaping hole in your life, and you think nothing can mend it. God loves you. And He will do for you what you cannot do for yourself. He has attached His note of love to your heart through the death of His Son. Listen, you will hear His voice saying " I love you. Come to Me and I will forgive and mend your life and make whole again."