He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities.On the top of the the box is a small opening labeled "sins", and next to it, some slips of paper, pens and pencils for the ease of writing down our sins.
We are just trying to be mindful during this season of Lent; mindful of the so-many times throughout each day that we sin. (And then when Easter Sunday comes, we will take the box that is full of our scribbled confessions and burn it, celebrating that God took each and every one of those sins to the cross!)
I was late this year getting this set up and onto the table; our family was hit with influenza and we've been really sick for the past two weeks. But no matter. Late is better than not at all.
One of my younger girls wanted to write something but didn't want to write it all out, and was worried about spelling everything correctly, so I reminded her that God knows her heart and exactly what she's thinking, and that it didn't matter at all if she had it all written out. I encouraged her to write her name or initial on the piece of paper as she thought about her sin, and she could trust that God knew what was meant to go onto the slip of paper. She was satisfied with that.