In Nursery classes, pupils are allowed to use pencils so that their errors can easily be erased.
However as they proceed on their academic journey, pencils are replaced with biros.
They are believed to have matured and should make fewer errors.
Although they can still correct the errors they make with biros, the biro marks from the corrected errors remain visible and obvious unlike what was the case for pencils.
What do we learn from this?
1. The expectation God and men have for us are low when we are still children. We are given the opportunity to correct our errors without them remaining obvious throughout our lives.
2. As we become more mature, God and men begin to place higher demands on our performance level. We are expected to make fewer errors because our sense of judgment is now more developed.
3. If we choose to continue in errors, they will become conspicuous and difficult if not impossible to erase.
4. At this stage we become accountable for our errors and sometimes many people can’t recover from them throughout their lifetime.
5. It is wisdom therefore to learn to begin to take responsibility early in life so we do not accumulate many error correction marks that will limit us from fulfilling our glorious destiny.
Only faith in Jesus Christ and consistent submission to the leading of the Holy Spirit will guarantee our being guided into all truths such that error marks won’t remove beauty from our colorful destiny.
Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth while the evil days come not and the years draw nigh when thou shall say I have no pleasure in them.