April 30 - National Honesty Day
What happens when Pinocchio doesn't tell the truth? If you don't know, you should find out. The truth is, it's not good! It's always better to tell the truth.
M. Hirsch Goldberg, in the early 1990's invented this day of honesty. He thought that since we start the month with April Fool's Day that is filled with tricks and lies, that we should end the month with Honesty Day. That's pretty good thinking, Mr. Goldberg.
Tricks and lies, like on April Fool's Day can sometimes be silly if it's just for fun. But dishonesty usually hurts people and relationships. Not telling the truth is against God's plan for us because He knows the damage that can be done with lies! In Ephesians 6:14, Paul writes that we should wear the BELT of truth.
Have you ever forgotten to put your belt on when your pants are just a little bit too big. Now that's big trouble, especially if you have to run in PE! A belt is pretty important to hold everything together. Have you ever seen a construction belt full of tools. That's another important use for a belt -- to hold your tools. Ephesians 6 tells us about some of the other tools that we need to stand strong as a Christian: helmet of salvation, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, sword of the Spirit -- but he mentions the belt first. I guess TRUTH is pretty important.
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Writen by Sue Van Hal, Children's Church Leader