The doting grandmother handed the boy a sweet and watched him toddle off.
“It’s candy,” she told him, “you can eat it.”
Doubtful, the boy clutched the brightly colored piece in his hand, not daring to bring it to his mouth.
The grandmother looked up at the boy’s father and smiled. “He doesn’t know what it is,” she said.
His dad took the candy, gently took a small bite and handed it back to the boy.
Gladly, the boy took his own bite then and after that toddled off downing one after the other.
I was at a sporting event watching this scene and after it I began to mull over what a great analogy it was for our Christian walk.
So many times we shy away from things that seem different or strange, don’t we? But when someone we know and love “takes the first bite,” we’re more apt to give it a try.
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